POLICE Department

Investigation into Child Found Deceased at 8600 Sterlingshire

November 17, 2015 - Houston police are investigating the apparent accidental death of a juvenile female found at 8600 Sterlingshire #115 about 12:30 a.m. today (Nov. 17).

The victim, J'zyra Thompson, 19 months old, of the above address, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer R. Pemberton and Officer S. Overstreet reported:

Patrol officers were dispatched to an apartment at the above address to assist members of the Houston Fire Department.  Upon arrival, a female child was found deceased next to a stove.  The child had severe burn marks.

The child's parents were not in the apartment when the incident occurred.  At this time, the incident appears to be an accident.  The investigation is continuing with no arrests or charges at this time.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

JFC/VHS 11-17-15
Inc #147702415 

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