Toddler who died in Alpine motor home identified

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 16:34:43-05

ALPINE, Calif. - A toddler who died Tuesday at an Alpine motor home was identified as 18-month-old Leah Brown-Meza, San Diego Sheriff's Department released Thursday. 

The autopsy report has been sealed. 

The death prompted an investigation by homicide detectives after officials said deputies were called to the 302 Hunter Lane shortly after 12 p.m. to assist fire crews who were responding to a report of a female child found not breathing.

According to sheriff's officials, the child was inside a motor home that was parked on the property. Attempts to revive the child through CPR were not successful, and the baby girl was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was withheld pending full family notification.

"Based on the circumstances and the presence of additional injuries to the victim, Sheriff's Homicide and Child Abuse detectives were called to the scene and have assumed investigative responsibility," said Lt. Kenneth Nelson. "There's nobody in custody because we don't know if a crime has been committed."

Lt. Nelson went on to say that this is being treated as a suspicious death and the Sheriff's Department is interviewing family members, including the child's mother and the mother's boyfriend.

Sheriff's Department officials confirmed the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office would conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.