Police say the tragic death of a two-year-old girl found in a garden after being reported missing is not suspicious.
Police attended an address in Reedle Road, Dagenham during a huge search for a two-year-old girl who was reported missing last week.
The missing persons report was filed at 4pm on January 29, and the girl was found unresponsive in the garden, reports EssexLive.
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Around “20 to 30 people” were said to have been out searching for the toddler – including police – but they failed to find her until police dogs arrived.
Three neighbors My told London that the little girl was found in a “bucket” in the garden of a Dagenham home, which is understood was not her family home.
The garden was undergoing building work at the time – with what appears to be astroturf being laid and a shed under construction.
A spokesman for the Met Police said: “She was taken by London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital where, despite all efforts to revive her, she was sadly pronounced dead.
“Next of kin are aware.
“A post-mortem examination was conducted at St Thomas Hospital on Thursday, 3 February. We await the outcome of additional tests.
“The death continues to be treated as unexplained, but is not thought to have been suspicious.
“Inquiries are ongoing. There were no arrests.”
One neighbor, who asked not to be named, said: “I looked everywhere, everywhere I was supposed to look. About 20 people were looking. No-one found anything until the police dog found them.”
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