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3-year-old dies after mother finds her unresponsive in the bathtub

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DECATUR – The 3-year-old that was found unresponsive in the bathtub at her Decatur home on Thursday has died, according to authorities.



The girl, Eve Blankenfeld, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, 4 days after her mother found her unresponsive in the bathtub.

Police reported that they responded to a call at around 11:50 a.m. on March 4 from a woman stating that she discovered her daughter in the bathtub, underwater at the home on N. Business 287.



Decatur Police Rex Hoskins told Star-Telegram, “The mother put her child in the bathtub and then walked into another room to tend to two other kids. She came back and found the child face-down in the bathtub.”

According to authorities, the mother called 9-1-1, pulled out the daughter from the tub, and began performing CPR while being instructed by a dispatcher.

The mother said that she has only been away from her daughter for a few minutes before finding her.



Officer Hoskins described the incident as “a tragic accident.”

Blankenfeld was transported to a Decatur hospital where she was later taken to a Fort Worth hospital.

The Tarrant County medical examiner will perform an autopsy on Blankenfeld to determine her cause of death.

Authorities have notified Child Protective Services.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the Blankenfeld family with the unexpected funeral costs.

Rebekah has lived in Kerrville with her family for 10 years, originally from the Corpus Christi area. She has been a Texas Breaking News editor for over a year and loves bringing the community and it's surrounding areas up-to-date and unbias news.

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