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Girl, 6, Found Frozen To Death By Devastated Mother After Lock Out

Fri, February 28, 2014 11:55am EDT by Lauren Cox 23 Comments
6-Year-Old Girl Frozen Minnesota
Courtesy of ABC

A 6-year-old girl froze to death on the porch of her apartment building after being locked out overnight in sub-zero degree temperatures. How could this have happened?

A terrible tragedy in Minnesota. A little girl, 6, was found frozen to death by her own mother on the steps of her own home.

Little Girl Found Frozen To Death On Doorstep

How did this happen. A 6-year-old girl, whose name has been withheld until the entire family is notified, was found frozen to death on the doorstep of her own apartment building. What makes this story even sadder is that it was her own mother who found her.

The girl was reportedly found frozen to the steps wearing a coat, hat, gloves, and boots. Unfortunately, her warm attire wasn’t enough to stop the sub-zero artic temperatures from freezing her tiny body. According to the local weather report, the weather in the area dropped to as low as -27 degrees. Local police confirmed that there have been at least 21 weather-related deaths in the area since Dec. 1, 2013.

Girl’s Body Showed Signs Of ‘Exposure’

While it is still unknown how the girl ended up outside overnight without anyone noticing, an autopsy is being performed at the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office in St. Paul to confirm suspicions that exposure to weather are the little girl’s cause of death.

When the little girl was found on the front steps by her mother and a neighbor, they immediately called 911. Unfortunately by the time emergency responders arrived it was too late for revival, and the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to reports, the Bemidji neighborhood in Minnesota were the girl was found is known as the “icebox of the nation” due to it’s harsh temperatures and close proximity to Canada.

— Lauren Cox

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