PALM BAY, Florida – Palm Bay Police Detectives with the Major Case Unit are continuing to investigate the death of a 13-year-old girl, Promise Turner, that occurred Tuesday.
At 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Palm Bay Fire Rescue responded to Discovery Elementary School for reports of a child that had collapsed and was not breathing. When paramedics arrived they immediately began attempts to revive the child who was transported to Palm Bay Hospital. At 9:36 a.m. doctors pronounced the child deceased.
Palm Bay Detectives are currently working with the medical examiner to determine the cause of death and are interviewing witnesses and family members to determine the circumstances prior to the incident. Police say that the child had medical issues that may have played a role in her death and the investigation is ongoing.