By: KDKA-TV News Staff

STOWE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl in Stowe Township.

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Police said officials were notified of an unresponsive toddler in a residence in the 700 block of Woodward Avenue on Thursday at 3:45 a.m.

First responders arrived and found that the child was not breathing. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The child was identified as Brielle Swinton.

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Police said the medical examiner’s office ruled the manner of death as a homicide, and 19-year-old Kyrell Morgan has been charged with criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of children.

He was taken into custody on Friday and is currently in the Allegheny County Jail.

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According to the criminal complaint, police believe Morgan squeezed the child around the mid-section on Wednesday, causing a laceration on her liver, which led to her death.