Pinellas County deputies investigating death of 5-year-old girl

CLEARWATER, Fla. - A little girl, 5, died while in foster care after the mother was arrested for neglect, and the child was taken from the home, according to a Sheriff's statement.  An investigation is under way.

Stephanie Ann Judah, 34, of Clearwater, was arrested January 11 and charged with child neglect.

At that time, deputies placed the child with a foster family.

The cause of the child's death is unknown.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri will provide more information at an afternoon news briefing. will have more as details become available.

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