Girl Dead On Greyhound Bus: 19-Year-Old Mother Not A Suspect In Girl’s Death, Autopsy Pending

A girl dead on a Greyhound bus has caused a police investigation, according to reports. The 2-year-old girl’s dead body was carried off the Greyhound bus by her 19-year-old mother during a routine stop around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to the New York Daily News, the girl’s mother, Alexis Washington, clutched the girl’s body to her, and was screaming and crying as she stepped off the bus in Atlanta.

Washington told two women that her baby was “cold” and “not breathing,” and someone called 911.

“Two women spotted the sobbing mom as she walked to a nearby bridge. She told them her girl was ‘cold,’ and the women called police.”

The girl dead on the Greyhound bus has been sent to the medical examiner, and will undergo an autopsy. At this time, authorities do not know how she died, but police say that they interviewed the girl’s teen mom, and they do not believe that she is a suspect. According to NewsMax, Atlanta Police Captain Terrell Griffin confirmed that Washington isn’t being held in connection with the girl’s death.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, there are several ways this little girl may have died while on the bus, heading from Greenville, South Carolina, for New Orleans, Louisiana.

“There are many things that could have caused this little girl’s death, including an allergic reaction of some kind, accidental suffocation if she was sleeping without proper air flow, or there could have been something that had to do with an underlying health issue.”

The girl that died on the Greyhound bus was dead for an unknown amount of time. The ride from Greenville to Atlanta is about two hours (145 miles). Some say that there wouldn’t have been enough time for the girl’s body to get “cold” in just two hours time, and many are wondering if the little girl was dead before the mother even got on the bus with her (perhaps playing it off like she was asleep).

Pending the results of the autopsy, investigators could change their tune about Alexis Washington. If there is any evidence of foul play, Washington will likely be the very first person that police will contact. If she is considered a suspect, she will undoubtedly be charged.

For the time being, Washington is grieving the loss of her little girl while investigators work to find out the truth about what happened to her.

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