Officials investigating death of 7-year-old girl

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WELCH, W.Va. (AP) – Officials in McDowell County are investigating the death of a 7-year-old girl.

McDowell County Sheriff Martin West tells news outlets that the girl was found in the Mohawk area of the county Monday morning.

Officials responded to the incident around 11 a.m. and transported the girl to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The circumstances around the death are not known.

Additional details haven’t been provided. The investigation is ongoing.

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