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Authorities are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl found unresponsive Wednesday in a washing machine, police said.

In a news release, Arkansas State Police said special agents of the agency's Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the girl's death.

The girl was found unresponsive in a washing machine at a Hampton home about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hampton Police Chief Cole Knoedl said.

The child was pronounced dead one hour later at an El Dorado hospital, state police said.

The cause of death has not yet been determined, Knoedl said, and authorities are awaiting results of an autopsy. The girl's body is now at the state Crime Lab.

Additional details were not immediately available, and an investigation is ongoing.

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  • Kharma
    October 29, 2015 at 2:15 p.m.

    What the hell?

  • itryed
    October 29, 2015 at 4:17 p.m.

    News gets worse every day. God bless this child.

  • matychyswbellnet
    October 29, 2015 at 4:50 p.m.

    Kharma, that's exactly what I was thinking

  • Capitalist12
    October 29, 2015 at 5:11 p.m.

    This is so sad. If a baby survives the womb, and millions do not whether by abortion or natural cause, they then must face neglect, abuse, or murder. There is no excuse for killing babies or children.

  • PopMom
    October 29, 2015 at 5:38 p.m.

    Capitalist,

    This may have been a tragic accident. A three year old may have decided to play hide and seek etc. The tragedy usually involves old refrigerators. Perhaps a sibling tried to play a joke which turned tragic. let's not prejudge before we know the facts.

  • BEARTRAP919
    October 29, 2015 at 8:22 p.m.

    Tragic, Any way you look at it, There will be plenty of time to Judge after the Investigation is Over.

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