Police find young girl living alone with dead mother

East Hartford police say a 3-year-old girl was found living alone in an apartment with her dead mother.

Police say the girl was in the apartment with the body for several days and survived by eating cereal.

Police say the girl was in the apartment with the body for several days and survived by eating cereal. (3/16/17)

EAST HARTFORD - East Hartford police say a 3-year-old girl was found living alone in an apartment with her dead mother. 

A social worker discovered the 37-year-old woman's body during a welfare check on the child. 

Police say the girl was in the apartment with the body for several days and survived by eating cereal. 

The cause of the mother's death is pending the results of an autopsy. Police have ruled out foul play. 

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