NC 5-year-old girl dies after injuries from possible assault, officials say

PENDER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) -- Pender County authorities said Friday that a 5-year-old child died this week after possibly being assaulted.

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According to a news release from the Pender County Sheriff's Office, medical staff at Pender Memorial Hospital contacted the sheriff's office at 6 a.m. on Monday regarding a female child in the emergency room.

She was in critical condition with injuries consistent with an assault.

She died as a result of those injuries on Wednesday.

The case is being investigated as a homicide. No other information was released.

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