2-year-old girl found dead after she was pulled from the water by her parents
A 2-month-old baby girl has died after being pulled from a creek in the Richmond area of Washington state.
The baby girl, who was identified by the Washington Department of Health as Tari, was found dead Saturday, authorities said.
The infant died from a lack of oxygen, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The girl was discovered by a man at the corner of a highway and an old road on the east side of Seattle, said Sgt. Chris Dannemiller of the Seattle Fire Department.
The child was taken to Harborview Medical Center.
Tari was taken by the woman’s boyfriend to the hospital, where her mother and stepfather found her.
The infant’s body was taken back to the couple’s home, Dannewall said.
A search is continuing for the man, who has not been named, Danna said.
The boy’s father did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
The toddler was wearing a life vest when she was discovered, Dannah said.
Tali’s father told investigators that his wife did not want him to get involved with the child, Danni told ABC affiliate KIRO.
The couple was not married, she said.
“There’s nothing we can do.
We are just devastated,” she said of the family.
The baby was born at home in March and was brought to Harborhead Medical Center for the birth, Dannie said.
“She had no oxygen.
She was not breathing.””
We are all in shock and we just want the family to know that this is just beyond our wildest dreams,” Danneman said.