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Young Child in Newport Dies After Spending Hours Outside Overnight


Newport Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl early Monday morning. 

Police Chief Jim Burroughs said it appears the girl left the house, wearing only pajamas, and became trapped outside. 

Neighbors heard cries around 4 a.m., but couldn't see anything outside in the dark, he said. Temperatures fell below zero overnight.

Emergency responders were called to the area shortly after 7 a.m. They found the girl dead at the scene. 

Chief Burroughs said the family recently moved to the house from outside the area.