5-year-old girl dies after being found unresponsive in Springdale

SPRINGDALE, Pa. — Allegheny County police are investigating after a 5-year-old girl died Tuesday morning.

According to Allegheny County police, emergency crews were called to the 40 block of Duquesne Court in Springdale for reports of an unresponsive child at 8:43 a.m.

Neighbors we spoke with in Springdale are shocked and saddened after police confirm the little girl was pronounced dead after she was taken to the hospital.

On Thursday, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office identified the girl who died at Diem McMunn-Gereshenski.

Amber Glaser says she started to notice unusual activity in the neighborhood throughout the day with police on scene as well as an ambulance.

“I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ It can’t be an emergency if you’re stopped and your lights aren’t on, and then he said something about number 45 I remember him saying that,” said Glaser.

As details emerge, so does the emotion. Jessica Schafer has lived in Springdale for 31 years. She says the Duquesne Court Community is tight-knit, where children play together on the street.

“It’s sad because that’s a child. That’s a 5-year-old they didn’t even get to, you know, they won’t even remember their life, that’s so sad,” Schafer said. “I’m speechless I’m just disgusted. I’m mad, I’m frustrated as a parent and it’s ridiculous whoever is the cause of this, I hope that they get what they deserve and what’s coming to them because no child should have to go through this. "

Right now, authorities haven’t said how the child died. The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Detectives are investigating.

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