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Five-year-old girl dies after being found unresponsive in a home on Monday

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Posted at 6:38 PM, Nov 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-17 21:02:49-05

BALTIMORE — A five-year-old girl has died after she was found unresponsive in a home in the 2800 block of Pelham Avenue on November 15.

According to police, at around 6 p.m., police began rendering lifesaving medical aid to Nivea Anderson.

She was taken to the hospital and transported Anderson to John Hopkins Pediatrics where doctors pronounced her dead a short time later.

She had bruising on her face from prior abuse.

This marks Baltimore's 300th homicide.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott released a statement on the incident.

"I am outraged that Baltimore recorded its 300th homicide of the year tonight. This number provokes more than just pain and disappointment over the sheer loss of life; it forces us to think about the families and communities that will forever be impacted by this heinous cycle of violence.

"We lost friends and loved ones, and Baltimore cannot continue to be desensitized by their loss. Far too many interpersonal conflicts and domestic disputes are escalating into fatal violence. Failing to recognize the value of human life cannot continue to be the norm in Baltimore. This should anger all of us to do more so that our city can truly be more. 

"As your Mayor, I am far from satisfied. My team and I are working tirelessly to implement a violence prevention plan that saves lives and reduces trauma. Under my leadership this will no longer be about police alone, but they certainly have an important role to play. Because of the importance of collaboration I restarted the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to ensure that our state and federal partners are back at the table with us. And through my PoliceStat process, I will continue to hold the police department accountable for closing violent cases and bringing violent offenders to justice. 

"Baltimore, we will be better and I will not rest until every neighborhood is safe."

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this murder to call (410) 396-2100 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.