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Suspicious death of 1-year-old girl under investigation in Manchester, N.H.

New Hampshire authorities are treating the death of a one-year-old girl, who was found unresponsive in a motel Tuesday night, as “suspicious,” Manchester police said in a statement Tuesday.

According to police, officers responded to the Econo Lodge on that city’s West Side around 6 p.m. Monday to investigate “a medical emergency involving a child.”

“When police arrived the toddler was unresponsive, and was taken to Catholic Medical Center,” police wrote in a statement. “She did not regain consciousness and was later pronounced dead. The death is considered suspicious.”

The state’s medical examiner completed an autopsy Tuesday afternoon that was inconclusive, authorities said.


“The cause of death is undetermined at this time,” police wrote in a statement. “Toxicology and more testing will need to be done to identify a definitive cause of death.”

Police said “numerous people” have been interviewed by investigators and potential forensic evidence has been collected from the motel.

Earlier Tuesday, police had categorized the child’s death as “untimely,’’ but by identifying it as “suspicious’’ police are indicating they are concerned a criminal act contributed to the child’s death.

Manchester police are investigating the death along with the Hillsborough County attorney’s office, police said.

No further information is currently available.

Police ask anyone who may have information to contact them at 603-668-8711 or the Crimeline at 603-624-4040.

Globe Correspondent Maria Lovato contributed to this report. John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.