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Death of girl in Del Paso Heights appears to be accidental hanging

Published: Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 - 10:55 am

Sacramento police said the death of a girl in Del Paso Heights appears to be the result of an accidental hanging.

Police and fire department personnel were summoned to the 3800 block of Jasmine Street about 8:30 p.m. Sunday on a medical aid call. Fire department medical personnel transported Krista Nichols, 5, of North Highlands to a hospital where she died from her injuries.

Homicide detectives, crime scene investigators and Child Protective Services were notified of the little girl’s death.

“It appears to be a tragic accident,” said police spokesman Officer Doug Morse. “There is nothing to indicate foul play.”

CBS-13 quoted a relative as saying the little girl was found hanging on a rope attached to a hook meant for potted plants on the living room ceiling.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office will make the final determination on the cause of death.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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