POLICE Department

Investigation into Child's Death at 5707 South Braeswood Boulevard

May 17, 2017HOUSTON - Houston police are investigating the death of a child at 5707 South Braeswood Boulevard about 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday (May 16). 

The identity of the female child, believed to be 2 to 3 years of age, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. 

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer J. Villareal and Officer W. Huff reported: 

HPD patrol officers, along with Houston Fire Department paramedics, responded to a drowning call at the above address and found the girl unresponsive on the grass near a pool in the backyard of the residence.  The toddler was transported by HFD to Texas Children's Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600. 

VHS/KJS  5-17-17
Inc. #061307117

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.