The death of a 5-year-old is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department.
Police and emergency medical personnel responded to 5 Esther Street in Newark after receiving a 911 call last night. The child, identified as Charlize Young, 5, was transported by emergency medical personnel to University Hospital late last night. She was pronounced dead at approximately 11:30 p.m.
After a postmortem autopsy today the death was ruled a homicide. The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made.
No other information is available at this time.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips hotline at 1-877-TIPS-7432 (1-877-847-7432) or the Newark Police hotline number at 1-877-NWK-TIPS.