Hartford Police Investigate Woman’s Death

Police said the woman collapsed after getting into a fight.

By Stephania Jimenez
|  Friday, Apr 26, 2013  |  Updated 11:28 AM EDT
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Hartford Police Investigate Woman’s Death

Hartford police are investigating the death of a woman who collapsed after getting into a fight.

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Investigators want answers after a 21-year-old Hartford woman collapsed and died after getting into a fight on Thursday night.

Police have identified the woman as Kellie McCaskall-Cupe. Neighbors said she leaves a child behind.

“It’s sad. She’s young. She has a 5-month-old baby. I wouldn’t wish that on nobody,” said Pam Matthews, a neighbor.

McCaskall-Cupe was found lying on the ground, unconscious, at the intersection of Auburn and Westland streets.

Witnesses told investigators McCaskall-Cupe was fighting with another woman when she suddenly pulled away and collapsed.

Officers performed CPR on McCaskall-Cupe, but couldn’t revive her. She was pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital shortly before midnight.

“According to the medical staff at St. Francis, she had no obvious signs of trauma, so we can’t call it a homicide. That will be determined by the chief medical examiner,” said Lt. Brian Foley, of the Hartford Police Department.

Police are in contact with the other female involved, police said.

“The female and the combatant were known to each other,” Foley said.

Major crimes is investigating.

No arrests have been made.

Investigators don’t believe any weapons were used in the fight.

As of Friday morning, this case was labeled a death investigation.
 

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