Police are calling a 3-year-old girl’s death in Queens a homicide after she was found in a burning car that had its doors chained shut from the inside and the girl’s father was taken into custody.
She died Sunday at a hospital after police found her, critically injured, in a blazing Audi near Baisley and Rockaway boulevards in Springfield Gardens. The medical examiner’s office later ruled her death a homicide.
A memorial with candles and balloons is growing in the area.
Officers then discovered a 39-year-old man, later said to be the father of the girl, covered in burns, in a nearby park. He’s in custody and hospitalized.
No charges have been filed thus far. Medical examiners are working to determine the cause of the girl’s death, and police are investigating the circumstances.
The investigation is ongoing.
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