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Police Investigating Death of 14-Month-Old Girl



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    Police are investigating the death of 14-month-old Daniella Okoye, shown in the inset photo above.

    Police are investigating the death of a 14-month-old child in Queens, authorities said Saturday.

    Police and EMS were called to the home of the baby on 228th Street on Friday evening. They found the child, Daniella Okoye, unconscious. She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

    According to police, Daniella's father told authorities his daughter was already strapped into her car seat when he picked her and another child up from daycare. He told police he thought the girl was asleep, and it was only once he got home that he realized something was wrong and dialed 911, police said.

    Phone messages left at the day care center, House of Tiny Tots in Jamaica, weren't immediately returned. 

    The death comes just over a week after a Bronx day care worker was arrested on manslaughter charges in the beating death of a 20-month-old boy.

    The medical examiner's office will ultimately determine Daniella's cause of death. The city's Children's Services agency says it is investigating the death.

    --Michael George contributed reporting