Baby girl dies under suspicious circumstances
A 2-year-old girl was reported dead Tuesday under suspicious circumstances at Mexicali’s General Hospital, according to media reports.
La Crónica newspaper said the girl, who has been identified only as Sonia Maribel presumably died due to intoxication from consuming a yet-to-be-determined substance.
State Forensics Chief César González told the newspaper the girl’s corpse was transferred to the agency’s premises from the hospital at 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Authorities were as of Wednesday trying to determine the substance the victim ingested that apparently caused her death.
The testing will take some time, he said.
González denied the girl died due to body trauma.
La Attorney General’s office said the minor was taken by her father to the hospital at 7 p.m. Monday.
The victim’s death was confirmed hours later.
The girl’s father, who has been identified only as José de Jesús “Doe,” 39, fled from the hospital.
According to the agency, the victim’s father had an arrest warrant for robbery and burglary.