Police investigating death of handicapped foster child in NYC




Police investigating death of handicapped foster child in NYC

Published: Friday, March 30, 2012, 3:39 PM Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 3:39 PM

NEW YORK— Police are investigating the bathtub death of a severely handicapped child in the New York City home of her foster parents.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said today that the 5-year-old girl died Thursday night.

A 25-year-old man was looking after the child. He told investigators that he was giving her a bath in the Brooklyn apartment before she died.

The man said he left the bathroom after he heard a pet dog choking on something. When he returned, the girl was under water.
Kelly said today the death remained under investigation.