Family, police searching for answers in death of 3-year-old girl

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police said late Wednesday they were still waiting for results of an autopsy on a 3-year-old girl who was found Tuesday evening unresponsive in the bathtub of a home on Peoria Street.

Meanwhile, family members said they’re looking for answers from the person who was caring for the child.

Police were called just before 8 p.m. to 29 Peoria St. after Chloe Ann Miller was found unconscious and not breathing. Miller was being watched by a neighbor living at the home next door, according to the child’s grandmother.

Meanwhile, neighbors are shaken up about the latest tragedy to hit this small neighborhood in Black Rock

Less than four months ago, a 1-year-old was found unresponsive in the bathroom of 16 Peoria St. It’s been vacant for several weeks, its doors and windows boarded up — acting as a quiet reminder to local parents like, Ganga Subedi.

“It’s peaceful, no crowd, no unnecessary people walking around. Nice,” Subedi said. “They are like family. They are nice.”

Police determined the February death of the 1-year-old to the be an accident. Subedi, a mother of two, said she just saw little Chloe Ann Miller not long ago, playing in a yard with toys that now sit idle.

“I saw the cops around it (Tuesday night), and I’m shocked. I heard about it,” she said. “I’m so sorry about it. I saw her, she was running around before.”

Police said they don’t have any expectations for how long the autopsy will take. They’re trying to determine if Tuesday night’s death of a toddler was an act of negligence or a terrible accident.

 

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