6-Year-Old Girl Dies, Mother Hospitalized in Critical Condition After Being Found Unconscious in Bedroom: Police

A 6-year-old girl died and her mother remains hospitalized in critical condition after both were found unconscious at the mother's Westchester County home over the weekend, authorities say.

Police responded to the Hastings Avenue home of Kathleen Dymes in Croton-on-Hudson shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday after getting a 911 call from Dymes' ex-husband, David Carr.

Carr's 6-year-old daughter, Lacey Carr, and his ex-wife were both found unresponsive in a bedroom. They were taken to a hospital, where Lacey Carr was pronounced dead. Her mother remains hospitalized and police have not been able to interview her because of her condition, authorities say.

Police say there was no signs of trauma to Lacey Carr's body; the medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine how she died. At this time, police consider the child's death suspicious. 

Police say the mother and child lived in the home of the child's grandfather. Authorities ruled out carbon monoxide because the grandfather, who was home at the time, was OK.

An 85-year-old neighbor said he has known the family for "a lifetime" and the little girl was very sweet. 

It wasn't clear if David Carr was in his ex-wife's home when he called 911. The investigation is ongoing. 

-Marc Santia contributed to this report

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