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Moniteau County Sheriff's Office confirms child death investigation

Investigation into Child Death

MONITEAU COUNTY, Mo. - UPDATE 7/6: The Moniteau County Sheriff told ABC 17 that the girl who died was 5 years old and they believe a hot car contributed to her death.

You can read the release from the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office below:

An investigation is presently underway by Moniteau County authorities surrounding the circumstances leading to the death of a 5 year old child outside California Mo.  Because this is an ongoing investigation, we will not be releasing specific facts relating to the circumstances surrounding the incident until the investigation is complete.  We do not anticipate having all the facts in this matter for two to three months while medical specialists conduct their investigation into the cause of death.  When we have received those records, a full review will be conducted and a determination of the appropriate course of action will be taken at that time. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Sheriff Wheatley with the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office told ABC 17 News there is an ongoing death investigation involving a child. 

Wheatley said they're not releasing names or additional information until the investigation is complete. 

Moniteau County Prosecutor's Office reportedly doesn't want law enforcement talking until the investigation is complete.

This is a developing story that we'll update as we learn more.


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