Unincorporated Los Angeles County: Jasmine Granados, 19 months
County coroner's office said Sunday that an autopsy was pending.
County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who spoke with officials from the Department of Children and Family Services and the Sheriff's Department, said Jasmine apparently had bruises and scratches on her, but it is not clear whether those injuries caused her death.
Ridley-Thomas said the girl was not at her foster home at the time of her death. He said it was unclear why the girl was at the 93rd Street home, or who else was present.
He added that several children were living there, and that they had been taken into protective custody after Jasmine's death.
Children and Family Services Director Trish Ploehn said Sunday that the situation was "unusual" and her agency did not know if abuse or neglect were involved in Jasmine's death. "I have a lot of people looking at it," she said. "We need more information from the coroner about cause of death."
If Jasmine's death proves to be the result of abuse or neglect, she would be the third child under the department's care to have died under such circumstances in a month.
This is "an extremely urgent matter for the board to deal with," Ridley-Thomas said.L.A. county sheriff's officials did not have further details about the circumstances of the girl’s death.