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Joanna Ramos, the Long Beach fifth-grader who died just hours after she was involved in a fight with a classmate.
The death of 10-year-old Joanna Ramos is being reviewed by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
An office spokesperson said Friday that Long Beach authorities turned over investigation notes earlier this month, however prosecutors have not determined whether charges will be filed against a young girl.
Ramos died in February of head trauma injuries following a fight after school.
The name of the other girl involved has not been made public and no autopsy results have been released per a security hold on the case, said Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.
Details are emerging in the death of a 10-year-old girl on Friday who was brought to a hospital unconscious hours after an after-school fight with an 11-year-old girl near an elementary school. The victim, Joanna Ramos, died of injuries from blunt force trauma to the head.
Trauma surgeon Mauricio Heilbron Jr. said the girl wasn't breathing and was brought to the emergency room with the "lifeless eyes of a little child's doll," reports the Long Beach Press-Telegram. A CT scan showed severe bleeding inside her skull from an epidural hemorrhage — a buildup of blood between the skull and the brain.
Heilbron called the trauma a "nightmare situation" because brain hemorrhages may not be discovered for several hours based on the speed of the bleeding. The medical team worked for three hours to save the 5th-grader.