n 8-year-old Rialto girl died after her grandmother found her hanging from a belt in her bedroom, police said today.
The girl was last seen going into her room to do homework at about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, said Rialto Police Lt. Joe Cirilo. After not hearing from her for awhile, the child's grandmother knocked on the door but found it locked.
"She jimmied open the door and found the child hanging from a bunk bed with a belt around her neck," Cirilo said.
When police arrived at 7:05 p.m. they found the girl lying on the floor and administered CPR. The child was pronounced dead at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.
Cirilo said details of the incident remain murky.
"We cannot discount that it was suicide or that it was an accident," he said. "There is no evidence of foul play." An autopsy is pending.
Police said the girl's grandmother and two sisters, ages 11 and 13, were in the North Alice Avenue house at the time of the incident. Investigators are questioning family members and others who might provide clues into the death. Police also obtained search warrants to examine computers and cell phones in the home.
"We are trying to cover all the bases," Cirilo said. "This is a real tragic incident for this family."