Family members identified the 13-year-old girl, who was brought to a Lawrence hospital Monday and shortly after was pronounced dead, as Chloe Ricard, according to multiple reports.
Her death is under investigation by the Essex District Attorney’s office, Lawrence Police and state police, authorities said.
Ricard, of Amesbury, was brought to the hospital at 4:47 p.m. Monday.
The district attorney’s office originally stated the young girl was dead when she arrived at the hospital, but on Tuesday, said she was pronounced dead.
Autopsy scheduled after 13-year-old Amesbury girl dies shortly after arriving at Lawrence General Hospital
The girl's death is now under investigation by the Essex District Attorney’s office, Lawrence Police and state police, authorities said.
“From what one of the police officers said at the hospital, she was brought in and dumped at the hospital. They said she was lifeless. No pulse, no nothing, they just drove in and dropped her off,” Ricard’s stepfather, Brian Dolan told Boston 25 News. “She didn’t even have a pulse when they pushed her out of the car.”
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was scheduled to perform an autopsy Tuesday, but investigators expect it will take some time before there is a ruling on the cause and manner of death.
“Chloe was a great kid she was pretty smart. She was bright. She was beautiful,” Dolan told WCVB. “Just the wrong place with the wrong people.”