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Family desperate for answers about dead toddler

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BOSTON ( – The family of a little girl who died after being found in cardiac arrest near Boston Medical Center is trying to come to grips with the tragedy.

The girl's uncle, Leonardo Valenzuela, said the 2-year-old was the light of his family's life.

"Anywhere she went she would steal the room. She would get your attention," said Valenzuela.

The little girl, who family members identified as Yarelis, was rushed to BMC after she was found unconscious in a Washington Street parking lot Tuesday. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to Boston police, she was left with a man believed to be her mother's boyfriend. But further details about what might have led to her death remain unclear.

"We are dying for some answers. Something so that we can understand this senseless tragedy," said Valenzuela.

A medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine her cause of death. In the meantime, her family is in agony, not knowing how she spent the last moments of her life.

"Your mind goes into the darkest places and you hope there was no suffering involved," said Valenzuela.

The girl's family is waiting to make funeral arrangements until the autopsy is complete.

A police investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call 800-494-TIPS.

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