Police: 4-year-old girl found dead on her birthday

Posted at 5:55 PM, Mar 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-26 17:55:23-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Police are investigating the suspicious death of a girl who would've been celebrating her birthday Saturday, according to police.

The child was found unresponsive in a home in the 1100 block of Douglas Avenue around 9:30 Saturday morning, according to a release from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

She was pronounced dead at the scene on the same day that would've been the girl's 4th birthday, according to police.

"I saw a slew of police cars all up and down the street and I didn't know what to expect and my kids were here, come to find out it's somebody else's child. That's heavy,"  said neighbor Demeetries Little, "Oh yeah it it home. I got a lot of nieces and nephews you saw those kids out here, yeah it hit home. That's heavy.  A defenseless child. That's crazy."

No suspects or arrests have been announced.

Police are treating the girl's death as suspicious and are not revealing any other information.

Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269-337-8994, Silent Observer at 269-343-2100