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Death Of Child Under Investigation, Foul Play Suspected

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a child. Last Thursday (November 17) shortly after 2 p.m. Sheriff’s Deputies and Catawba County EMS responded to a residence on Hill Haven Drive in Vale following a report that a four-year-old female child was unresponsive at that location.

The child was transported to an area hospital where she remained until passing away early Sunday morning (November 20). The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has initiated an investigation into this matter. Investigators are awaiting a report from the medical examiner. Foul play is suspected.

Information concerning possible suspects and/or pending charges are not being released at this time.