Deceased Two Year Old Identified

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(Editor’s Note: Story updated. In a previous version the word ‘not’ was inadvertently omitted in the uncle’s statement. We apologize for the error.)

Police have identified the two year old female who died Tuesday at Anse Ger, Micoud, as Ziva Bella Joseph.

And  they say they are treating the matter as a suspicious death.

Law enforcement officials say the child collapsed at her home.

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The Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) said someone called the Micoud Fire Station for help.

SLFS spokesman, Damian Jn Baptiste, disclosed that the caller indicated that the youngster had a seizure.

Jn Baptiste said the fire station responded at 9.12 am.

However, he disclosed that the child was unresponsive, pulseless and not breathing.

According to Jn Baptiste, the ambulance crew commenced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) which continued while she was taken to the hospital.

He said the patient remained unresponsive with no change in vitals when emergency personnel handed her over to the hospital staff.

An irate male who said the child was his niece, took to social media to address claims that he was not responsible for the girl’s death.

“I never raise my hand on child – on nobody children,” he asserts in a video recording.

Someone posted a photo of the child and the man who said he was her uncle on social media.

The man, among other things, speaks of the need to clear the air on the false reports, but explained that ‘haters’ would always believe.

Other family members are also upset over social media reports.

The reports claim that the child’s death was linked to physical abuse.

According to one family member, the child fell during a seizure.

And the family says the negative posts on social media are causing more pain to a family that’s already hurting.

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