Jane Yamamoto, Sean Browning
Police were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a toddler in Highland Park. Jane Yamamoto reports from Highland Park for the NBC4 News at 11 on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
The death of a 2-year-old who slipped away from her babysitter in Highland Park Monday evening has been deemed an accident, police said.
Neighbors on the 5200 block of Glenn Ellen Place searched frantically for the toddler throughout the apartment complex in which she lived. She was found just after 7 p.m. under a bed in the apartment unit she lived in.
"I tried to give her CPR but she was like, she didn't move," neighbor Ruby Pineda said.
A 19-year-old neighbor who lives in the apartment complex was babysitting the child while her mother was away at work.
"The child got underneath the lower half of a trundle bed that is able to collapse. And it did collapse on the 2-year-old," LAPD Lt. Craig Herron said.
The child passed away at the hospital.
Though it was initially reported as a suspicious death, police said it appears to be an accidental death and no criminal charges will be filed.