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posted: 3/21/2014 1:01 AM

Medical examiner rules 2-year-old's death homicide

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Associated Press

An autopsy has determined a 2-year-old girl found dead in a South suburban home died from multiple blunt force injuries and child abuse.

Jahariah Patterson was found unresponsive by emergency crews called to a Lansing home Wednesday for a medical emergency. Investigators from the Cook County medical examiner's office pronounced her dead at the scene.

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Officials say Illinois State Police and the Lansing Police Department are investigating the child's death and questioning family members. However, no one has been charged.

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