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Foul play not suspected in death of 4-year-old girl found hanging

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A 4-year-old girl, found hanging in a bedroom closet in her Westchester home on Thursday, was not a victim of foul play, authorities believe. 

Police believe the child was playing unsupervised for a brief period of time, KTLA reports, before she was found by family members and taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

LAPD detectives from the Abused Child Unit are investigating the incident. "Right now, it's an undetermined death," said LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith, notes the L.A. Times.

Family members, coached by a 911 operator, reportedly attempted CPR until emergency personnel arrived on the scene.

An autopsy is planned for Friday.

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