Police seek man for question in St. Louis-area girl's death

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, March 08 2016 Mar 8, 2016 Tuesday, March 08, 2016 10:03:04 AM CST March 08, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

BARNHART (AP) — St. Louis-area investigators said they are seeking a 25-year-old man for questioning in a 3-year-old girl's death.

Jefferson County authorities said the man may have been the last person to see the child alive in the Barnhart area before she was found dead Monday morning.

Investigators have not yet released the girl's name.

Sheriff's Lt. Gary Higginbotham said the girl's mother called police about 6:30 a.m. Monday after returning home from work and finding her daughter unresponsive. The girl had what Higginbotham called "obvious signs of trauma," but he wouldn't elaborate.

A 1-year-old girl also in the home at the time wasn't hurt and is in protective custody.

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