Police in Alabama are investigating the mysterious death of a five-year-old girl who was discovered lifeless inside a laundry hamper with no visible injuries.
Little Khloe Teresa Williamson was found by family members unconscious inside the hamper at her home in the city of Trussville, in the USA, on Monday, 13th November.
Trussville Fire and Rescue took the girl to St Vincent’s East Hospital where medics could only pronounce her dead.
Trussville Police Chief Eric Rush told local media the preliminary investigation showed no signs of trauma or foul play.
Rush said: “All indications at this time point to an accidental death.
“But we’ll need to wait until the autopsy is complete to make a final determination.”
It is currently unknown how long the child had been inside the hamper or where her parents were at the time.
Dr Patrick Martin, Superintendent of Trussville City Schools, said: “The child was the daughter of a teacher in the Trussville City School System.
“This student was a precious, smart and inquisitive child whose heartbreaking loss has affected us all.”
He added: “This is a very sad and tragic event, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family,’’ the school system’s statement read.
“We are arranging to have counselors on-site for our students and staff in the wake of this tragedy.
“We are more than a school system in Trussville, we are a family.
“Something like this touches us all, and we will provide support to the family in the coming days and weeks as they deal with this tragic loss.”
The investigation is ongoing.