Girl, 7, found dead in New Rochelle home, father hospitalized with wrist injuries

Posted at 8:27 PM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 05:35:03-04

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 7-year-old girl in New Rochelle Tuesday.

Officers were called to a home on Arbor Glen around 3:18 a.m. on a report of a man bleeding from wounds to his wrist.

While inside the home, officers discovered the body of the child in her bed.

The cause of death has not yet been determined.

The man, believed to be the girl’s father, was taken by police and ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

The Westchester County Medical Examiner and District Attorney’s Offices are involved in this investigation.

The school district released a statement on the girl's death:

The City School District of New Rochelle and Ward School are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one our students. The student’s family is in all of our thoughts and prayers. We are prepared to open Ward School tomorrow morning with a crisis team in place that includes grief counselors to assist our staff and students. Students will respond to this tragedy in various ways. It is important for both schools and families to support them by listening to them carefully and helping them through their feelings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Rochelle Police Department’s General Investigations Unit at 914-654-2270.