Man, woman in custody in connection with girl's death in Redford Twp.

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Redford Township — Police say they have a man and a woman in custody in connection with the death of a 5-year-old girl who was found unresponsive Tuesday night in a motel.

Redford Township Police Capt. Al DiPrima said the investigation continues and noted an autopsy had been conducted on the girl Wednesday. He could not release any more information.

"We have two people in custody, a male and a female," he said. "We had the autopsy this morning."

Township police were called about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to the Inn America on Telegraph to respond to a report about a girl who was not breathing, authorities said in a statement.

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Township fire crews performed CPR and transported her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the release.

An investigator with the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office said the manner of death was ruled to be homicide by multiple instances of blunt force trauma. Although Redford is in Wayne County, the girl was taken to an Oakland County hospital.