May death of 1-year-old classified as homicide

NOPD investigating

Chris Miller
September 11, 2019 - 4:50 pm

New Orleans Police today announced a May incident involving the death of a 1-year-old girl has been classified as a homicide. NOPD says it is moving forward with the investigation.

The incident happened May 8, in the 1000 block of Newton Street. At the time, the case was handed to the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office for further investigation.

"Now that the case is reclassified as a homicide, investigators will thoroughly review the information contained in the autopsy report," police said. "After that, NOPD is committed to moving forward with a complete and thorough investigation."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Related to the incident that occurred in the 1000 block of Newton Street on May 8, 2019. NOPD investigators are reviewing the findings of the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office concerning the tragic death of a young child.


— NOPD (@NOPDNews) September 11, 2019

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