- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The state Department of Children and Families is investigating the death of a pregnant 16-year-old girl at the state’s psychiatric hospital for children in Middletown.

The Hartford Courant reports the teen died late Thursday in an apparent suicide.

The death occurred in South Campus unit at the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center, the former Riverview Hospital.

Officials from the state Department of Health and Addiction Services and the Office of Child Advocate also are investigating.

DCF Commissioner Joette Katz said in a statement Friday afternoon that the review will be “comprehensive.” She said the agency is providing additional counseling and support to patients and Solnit staff members.

Among other things, the investigation will try to determine how long the teen was left unsupervised.



Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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