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Mother arrested after 18-day-old girl found dead in tub

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Detroit — The mother of an 18-day-old infant whose body was found in a bathtub Monday was arrested in connection with the girl's death, which police are investigating as a homicide, Chief James Craig said.

“It’s a little premature at this point to really go into what happened, why it happened,” he said. “This is a tragic situation.”

Officers were called about 6 a.m. to a home in the 19000 block of Schoenherr near East Seven Mile on Detroit's east side to respond to a report of a female child who had died, according to authorities.

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Detroit News reporter Oralandar Brand-Williams contributed.