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Autopsy inconclusive on 2-year-old found Sunday
Gainesville girl found unresponsive at baby sitter's
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An autopsy on a 2-year-old girl found dead Sunday morning is inconclusive, according to Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks, spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

The child, identified as Roxanna Perez of Gainesville, was found unconscious and unresponsive at 3:37 a.m.

The DeKalb Medical Examiner's Office performed the autopsy and will perform other tests, including toxicology, though those results may take a considerable amount of time to return, Wilbanks said.

There is no evidence pointing toward foul play and no signs of an accident at the scene, Wilbanks said.

Sheriff's deputies responded at 3:30 a.m. to a disturbance call in the 500 block of Mountain Crest Drive.

"As they were investigating, they were approached by a frantic (woman) from a nearby residence unrelated to the disturbance call," Wilbanks said.

She told deputies and emergency medical personnel that her child was not breathing. Deputies then ran to the woman's house and found the 2-year-old unconscious and unresponsive, Wilbanks said.

The child was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 3:57 a.m., Wilbanks said.

The investigation revealed that the child had been sleeping at a baby sitter's home while the mother worked a late shift.

The mother had just arrived to pick up her children when she discovered that the 2-year-old was not breathing.

"No signs of foul play or accident were immediately present at the scene, and no one else in the residence was sick or injured," Wilbanks said.


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