PreviousNext

Six-year-old girl freezes to death on front steps in Minnesota

By // Latest Additions | Six-year-old girl freezes to death on front steps in Minnesota
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
  • The young girl was found dead Thursday morning by her mother in the entrance to her apartment building
  • Temperatures in the area reached minus-27 overnight

By Ryan Gorman

PUBLISHED: 23:46 GMT, 27 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:11 GMT, 28 February 2014

94

View
comments

A six-year-old girl was found dead Thursday morning in far northern Minnesota after spending hours in temperatures that fell to nearly 30 degrees-below-zero.

The unidentified girl was found frozen to death at 6.23am at her home in Bemidji, Minnesota, about 115 miles east of Grand Forks, North Dakota.

She was found inside her apartment building’s front entrance by both her mother and a neighbor who both immediately called 911, said authorities.

Frozen: Temperatures reached minus-27 in Bemidji, where a six-year-old girl froze to death outside on her front steps, police said

Frozen: Temperatures reached minus-27 in Bemidji, where a six-year-old girl froze to death outside on her front steps, police said

‘The child had signs of being exposed to the frigid elements and was pronounced deceased at the scene,’ a police press release said.

Investigators do not believe there was any foul play, but they are trying to develop a timeline from when the child was last seen until when she was discovered, cops said.

Authorities are ‘investigating the circumstances surrounding the child's exposure to the weather and pending an autopsy… at this time we're not going to know any of those details,’ Bemedji Police Captain James Marcotte said at a Thursday afternoon press conference, according to KLVY.

Temperatures in the area reached 27-below-zero, with wind chills dropping to minus-40 degrees, according to local weather observations provided by police.

Bemidji is also only about 115 miles south of International Falls, Minnesota, a Canadian border town known as the ‘icebox of the nation’ because it often has the coldest temperatures in the lower 48 states.

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Amanda Holden at the centre of Twitter backlash as she sends daughter to school dressed as Pretty Woman prostitute for fancy dress day

A parenting group has slammed TV star Amanda Holden for posting a picture of her nine-year-old daughter 'dressed as a prostitute' online.The Britain's Got Talent ... Full story

Grandmother filmed confronting militants and branding them 'devils' before quoting verses in the Koran that forbid slaughter

An incredible video has emerged showing the moment an elderly woman bravely confronted two Islamic State militants, telling them their terror group is cursed and ... Full story

Jobseeker shocked to be sent rudest rejection email ever calling him an 'old, aesthetically challenged professional pr*** with no teeth'

A jobseeker was shocked after he was branded as 'irritating', 'rude' and 'obnoxious' in a cutting email accidentally sent to him by a prospective employer.James ... Full story

Youngsters turning their backs on binge drinking with 40% surge in teetotal teens and students

Teenagers and young adults are turning their backs on binge drinking, dramatic new figures have revealed.The proportion of teetotal 16-to-24 year olds has rocketed by ... Full story

Talented 18-year-old pianist who had won a place at Cambridge University was killed by a train after suffering a lapse into deep depression

A gifted 18-year-old pupil who had won a place at Cambridge University was killed by a train after suffering a lapse into 'deep depression', his ... Full story

Former PE teacher, 91, becomes oldest person ever sent to prison for the first time after being found guilty of string of sex attacks on boys

A 91-year-old former teacher has become the oldest person to be sent to prison for the first time after he was jailed for carrying out ... Full story

Beauty therapist who posted dozens of weight loss selfies showing off her new slim figure on Facebook is reported for encouraging nudity

A beauty therapist who posted dozens of 'selfie' pictures of her new slimline figure on Facebook said she was shocked and upset after being reported ... Full story

Parents slam former Ofsted boss Zenna Atkins who is now chair of school governors over x-rated messages she posted on public Facebook page

Parents have slammed a former Ofsted chief who is now chairman of a school's governing board over x-rated messages she posted on Facebook.Zenna Atkins, who ... Full story

Taxpayers forked out £2,300 a month for council boss on £195,000 a year salary to drive luxury Porsche

Taxpayers paid out more than £2,300 a month for a council chief executive on a £195,000 a year salary to drive around in a luxury ... Full story

30 signs YOUR relationship has hit the comfort zone (and will go the distance)

Do you go au natural around your partner, chat to them while naked and do their laundry? You've officially hit the comfort zone.New research reveals ... Full story

Number of Muslim children in England and Wales doubles in a decade with one in 12 school pupils now brought up in Islamic home

The number of Muslim children in England and Wales has doubled in a decade, according to the most detailed study of its kind.An analysis of ... Full story

Comment on: Six-year-old girl freezes to death on front steps in Minnesota

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

Boris Nemtsov, 55, was one of Vladimir Putin's fiercest criticsHe was shot four times in drive-by assassination near Kremlin while walking with a Ukrainian ...

Fury over charities that fund ISIS' Jihadi John apologists

Campaign group Cage described Jihadi John as 'beautiful' personLord Carlile, a former reviewer of anti-terror legislation said there are 'serious concerns' surrounding the groupAdded that ...

Brave young woman who battled rare form of cancer with healthy food and lifestyle and became known as 'the Wellness Warrior' tragically succumbed to the disease, age 30

Jessica Ainscough, The Wellness Warrior, was a popular Aussie bloggerShe died of a rare and agressive form of cancer, epithelioid sarcomaMs Ainscough was diagnosed at 22 ...

Fisherman, 22, tries to produce counterfeit $100 bills using NAPKINS... but is caught out when store clerk realizes they are fake

Cass Alder, 22, of Lennox Island, Canada, purchased pack of table napkinsNapkins were emblazoned with images of Canadian $100 bills, court heardAlder then cut out the ...

'To say it was in a liveable condition would be kind': Delapidated property with no working bathroom inside the house sells for $2.17million...$570,000 over reserve

268 Doncaster Ave, Kensington, in Sydney's south-east sold for $2.17 millThe house was listed with a reserve price of $1.6 million and 27 biddersIt sold ...

The religious States of America in maps: How the country's spiritual landscape is changing as protestants lose majority status for first time in history

Just 47 per cent of the United States identifies as Protestant22 per cent of the country is not affiliated with a religion17 states majority Catholic, ...

Jihadi John: Former teacher says Mohammed Emwazi had anger management therapy in secondary school

A former teacher of Mohammed Emwazi has said he received anger management therapy in secondary school after he was unmasked as the Isis militant Jihadi ...

The US Marine saved by hero British paratrooper who got Victoria Cross is named and says 'he deserves the honour'

Captain Brandon Bocian was shot by the Taliban in August 2013 Wounded, Captain Bocian was pinned down by heavy Taliban fire Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey saw the ...

Adorable meerkat mum topples over from exhaustion while feeding her newborn babies

New meerkat mum Akili was feeding her pups at Werribee Zoo in Victoria'Burrow cam' shows the exhausted mother toppling over from exhaustionThe two pups keep ...