9-year-old Slidell girl stabbed in neck, dies

Chris Miller
July 08, 2020 - 2:01 pm

A 9-year-old Slidell-area girl died from a stab wound she sustained in here neck early Tuesday morning, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said today.

"Shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Channel Bend in Slidell in reference to a child who had been cut on her neck," said STPSO spokesperson Sgt. Suzanne Carboni.

"When deputies arrived at the residence, family members informed them the child had been injured and was unresponsive," said Carboni. "Deputies rendered aide until emergency medical personnel arrived, at which time, the child was transported via ambulance to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead."

Authorities did not release information on the circumstances of how the girl was stabbed.

The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office will conduct an autopsy. No charges have been filed, but the case is under investigation.

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