Investigation underway after 2-year-old's death in Youngtown

Officials with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office say they are investigating the death of a two-year-old on April 9.

The incident happened at a home in Youngtown, which is about 45 minutes northwest of Phoenix.

According to earlier statements from MCSO, deputies and fire personnel responded to the area for a medical call.

"The child was found unresponsive," read a portion of a statement released by MCSO. "It’s too early at this point of the investigation to determine what occurred. The child has passed away."

Investigators say due to their natures, cases like these are extremely complex. An investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, people who live in the area say they are in shock.

"Scary. That’s unnerving," said Connor Ward, who lives down the street from the incident scene.

Connor said she did not really know the victim or their family, but said she has seen them come out of the house from time to time.

"I’ve seen some people outside a lot," said Ward.

Regardless of exactly what happened, Ward says the death of a child is always tough, and she’s keeping all those involved in her thoughts.

"It’s awful. I mean, I am pregnant. I can’t even imagine," said Ward.

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