Police Investigating Death of Child in Fitchburg

Fitchburg, MA Police (Credit: Gerald Donnelly/Flickr)

FITCHBURG, MA (WBZ-AM) –  Police are investigating the death of a six-year-old girl in Fitchburg.

Police responded to 139 Stonybrook Road around noon on Tuesday where they found an injured 9-year-old  boy and unresponsive girl.

The girl aged 6, was pronounced dead. Police say they were siblings. 

They are calling it a suspicious death. Two people are in custody but there have been no arrests.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has taken the case and an autopsy is scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.

“I have to re-iterate that we are very early in this investigation the case is very active a lot of moving parts are going on right now,” said Worcester District Attorney Joseph D Early at a brief press conference late Tuesday. 

Police say that this incident is not connected to the social media threats posted to social media involving schools.

“This was not a random act…the public is not in danger,” said Fitchburg Police Chief Ernest Martineau

Police say the death is unrelated to the lock down at the Sizer School on Rindge Road located approximately which about a a mile and a half away.

The lock down was triggered by an unconfirmed report of a threat at the school, led to a large presence of police there.

In a press release, The Sizer School said that: “the threat was unsubstantiated. AT not time was any member of the Sizer community in danger…there was no actual threat towards any staff, students, or members of the community.”

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Lana Jones reports.

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