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WDRB obtains 911 call related to death of 3-year-old in Clarksville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WDRB News has obtained the 911 call related to the death of a 3-year-old girl in Clarksville, Ind. over the weekend.

The coroner says the death of the 3-year-old Clarksville girl was "unnatural." The girl died at a home in Clarksville on Sunday, and her siblings are now with Child Protective Services. Clarksville police won't release any additional details about the death, but say the girl's mother called 911 that night.

On Wednesday morning, WDRB News obtained audio of the 911 call that was made. After careful discussion, the newsroom opted not to release the audio call itself, due to its graphic nature. However, the contents of the call are summarized below.

When the 911 dispatcher answers the phone, a female voice can be heard weeping profusely. She tells the 911 dispatcher that she just woke up and found that her 3-year-old daughter was not breathing. She said the girl was blue and bruised all over. She then provides the dispatcher with her address in Clarksville, Ind.

The 911 dispatcher then asks her if she would like to perform CPR on the child, but she, weeping, says she doesn't know how. The 911 dispatcher offers to walk her through the process. A male voice can be heard in the background screaming -- it sounds like he's counting, as though he were performing compressions -- and the female caller weeps profusely. At one point, she calls out a name, as though she's calling to her child, and begs her to wake up.

Abruptly the call disconnects, and the dispatcher can be heard saying, "Oh my God, she hung up on me."

The dispatcher then redials the number, and a male voice answers, apologizing. The male voice can then be heard counting again, as though he is performing compressions. He weeps during the count. A female voice can be heard weeping profusely in the background.

The male voice goes on to tell the dispatcher that there is blood everywhere. At first he says he can't tell where the blood is coming from. He later says it is pooling on the child's face, as though it is coming from the child's mouth.

The male voice told the dispatcher that the child had been sick the day before and had been vomiting. He said they had placed the child in a chair away from the other children so that they would not get sick as well.

The call ends a short time later.

Stay with WDRB News. We'll update this story as it develops.

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