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Jacksonville Police investigate death of child

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Apr 25 2013 02:06:16 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 24 2013 05:03:41 PM CDT
JACKSONVILLE, ONSLOW COUNTY -

Jacksonville Police told NewsChannel 12 they are investigating the death of a child.

Officers were called to a home on the 100 block of Westminster Drive at about 9:23 a.m. Wednesday. When they got there, the found the child not breathing and unresponsive, according to Beth Purcell of Jacksonville Police.

Firefighters tried to save the child. The victim was then taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital, where the child was pronounced dead, Purcell said.

Police are still investigating the circumstances of the child's death. They have not released the age or identity of the victim. NewsChannel 12 is working to get more facts on this developing story,