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Girl found dead in Queens College soccer field area: NYPD

By Madina Toure

A 10-year-old girl found unconscious in the soccer field area of Queens College in Flushing Monday afternoon died, the NYPD said.

Queens College confirmed that the girl, identified as Laura Palma, of Jamaica, was enrolled in the Queens College Summer Camp.

The college said she collapsed and stopped breathing on the soccer field at about 3:10 p.m. Trained college staff immediately administered CPR with the use of a defibrillator until EMS arrived at 3:22 p.m.

She was taken to New York Hospital Queens, where she was pronounced dead at 4:11 p.m.

“The Queens College community mourns the tragic loss of this young life and extends its heartfelt sympathy and prayers to her family,” the college said in statement.

The NYPD said officers found Palma unconscious.

The investigation was ongoing, according to a police spokeswoman.

The medical examiner’s office examined the child’s death Tuesday and said it would remain under investigation.

“There’ll be additional medical studies that we have to do,” Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman said.

Reach reporter Madina Toure by e-mail at mtoure@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

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