Police: 1-year-old drowns in bathtub as mom sleeps - WNEM TV 5

Police: 1-year-old drowns in bathtub as mom sleeps

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Detroit police say a 1-year-old girl has apparently drowned in a bathtub as her mother slept.

The Detroit News reports the child's 30-year-old mother had worked a 12-hour shift and fell asleep on the couch before she was awaked by her 4-year-old daughter, who had wet herself. Police say she fell back asleep after running water in the bathtub to wash off the older child.

Police say the mother told her the older child woke her again early Wednesday and said the younger girl was unresponsive in the bathtub.

WWJ-AM reports the child was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Detroit police spokesman Michael Woody says the death is under investigation.

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