Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the sudden death of eight-year-old Imani McCray.
Authorities said on Sunday, Dec. 10th, Newark Police were called to an apartment in the 1000 block of South Orange Avenue at approximately 1:42 p.m.
An adult reported finding the little girl unresponsive in her bedroom.
CPR was performed when EMS transported McCray to University Hospital where she was later pronounced dead at approximately 3 p.m.
The Regional Medical Examiner’s office has not reached a final determination on the cause and manner of death.
However, the preliminary autopsy results indicate that she did not have visible injuries. The investigation is active and ongoing.