The child’s dad discovered her hanging in a closet at their home in Locust Grove Friday night. She was pronounced dead when she arrived at the hospital.
Authorities said they believe an 8-year-old girl discovered hanging Friday could have committed suicide.
The child’s father found her hanging in a closet of their house in Henry County, Ga., around 8 p.m., Locust Grove Police Department Chief Jesse Patton told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
An autopsy will be performed on Monday, Patton said, but foul play is not suspected. No arrests have been made.
“The parents are distraught and we are giving them time to grieve, but we are continuing with an investigation,” he said.
Authorities have not released any names.