Investigation Into Child’s Death at 7935 Fillmore

June 2, 2008 - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a two-year-old girl at 7935 Fillmore about 3:35 p.m. last Friday (May 30).

The child, identified as Kimberly Betancourt, was transported to Texas Children’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine her cause of death.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants A. Semmelrock and E. Cisneros reported:

Kimberly started feeling sick about 4 p.m. last Wednesday (May 28) and her mother took her to a hospital where she was treated for a virus or infection and sent home with medicine. The mother gave her medicines, and then visited a doctor on Friday when Kimberly’s fever would not subside. The family’s doctor stated that Kimberly was suffering from dehydration and needed to go to Texas Children’s Hospital. The family brought Kimberly back to their residence and called for an ambulance. She was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital where she died.

The investigation is continuing.

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