The cause of death has been deferred for a 4-year-old girl who was found hanging in a closet of a Westchester home March 8, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
Los Angeles police were called shortly after 11:30 a.m. to an apartment complex in the 8600 block of Belford Avenue, near Manchester Avenue in Westchester, where family members found the girl hanging with a scarf around her neck in the closet of a bedroom, police said.
The girl, identified by the coroner as Miriah Cobb, was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, said Sgt. Greg Probst of the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific division.
Police said there did not initially appear to be any evidence of foul play and the incident is believed to be a tragic accident.
No arrests have been made.
The LAPD Abused Child Unit is investigating the death, as is standard protocol when a child’s cause of death has not been determined.
An autopsy was conducted March 10 but the cause of death was deferred, a coroner’s office spokesman said.