Tacoma police investigating death of 12-year-old girl

Tacoma police are investigating the death of a 12-year-old girl who was found not breathing in her home Monday.

Paramedics were called about noon to an apartment on Nassau Avenue Northwest and pronounced the girl dead at the scene.

Since she did not appear to die of natural causes, detectives were called to investigate.

“It’s an ongoing investigation,” said police spokesman Mark Fulghum. “We have to figure out what the cause of death was and we’ll go from there.”