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Mother found near bus station holding dead 2-year-old girl

1 year 3 months 1 day ago July 21, 2015 Jul 21, 2015 Tuesday, July 21 2015 July 21, 2015 12:50 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

ATLANTA - Police say a young mother who arrived in Atlanta on a bus with her 2-year-old daughter was found weeping near the bus station, holding her toddler who was later pronounced dead.

Authorities say the child and her 19-year-old mother were traveling from Greenville, South Carolina, to New Orleans, and the bus made a scheduled stop in Atlanta.

Atlanta police Capt. Terrell Griffin tells WXIA-TV that two women saw the mother holding the girl and crying on a bridge near the Atlanta Greyhound station around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Griffin said the woman told the bystanders her child was "cold," and one of them called police. The baby was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police are investigating, but Griffin told WXIA that the mother is not currently considered a suspect.

Image credit: WXIA-TV

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