Newport Police Chief Releases Statement Regarding Child’s Death

Temp Had Dipped to 8 Below

NEWPORT, NH—Newport Police Chief James Burroughs reported that the Newport Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call at 7:10 a.m. this morning, Jan. 14, advising that a 2-year-old girl had been found unresponsive outside of 10 Maple Street.  Newport Emergency services responded and found that the female child was deceased. The name of the child is not being released at this time.

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“The preliminary investigation has revealed that the child left the residence on her own in the early morning hours and was not able to regain entry,” said Burroughs.  At this time, the accident remains under investigation by the Newport Police Department and the Sullivan County Attorney’s Office.

UPDATE 01/14/19 4:00 P.M.
According to an update Burroughs released this afternoon, “This investigation is ongoing at this time; however, the present status of the evidence suggests that the child’s death is the result of exposure to the elements and hypothermia.  Preliminary results of the autopsy are consistent with these facts.  At the time of her discovery, the temperature outside was -8 degrees.”

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