XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) — A death investigation is underway in Xenia after a 12-year-old girl was found dead at a home in filthy condition. The Greene County Coroner’s Office has since identified the girl as Aaliyah Artis.
Police went to the home on Texas Drive on June 8 in response to calls that someone was giving a 12-year-old girl CPR. She was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.
Aaliyah died just days after her 12th birthday. Her death is listed as non-criminal at this time. The cause of death has yet to be determined by the coroner.
The initial autopsy report held at the Green County Coroner’s Office states that when authorities arrived at the home, they found the 12-year-old not breathing on the floor. The report said Aaliyah, who was autistic, was also discovered to have been in poor hygienic condition.
Documents indicate that when the victim’s mother notified authorities of her daughter’s condition, she told them she had given her daughter three packets of Tylenol powder several hours earlier, because she had complained of back pain. However, the report indicates “acute drug intoxication” was ruled out.
Additional documents obtained by 2 NEWS through a public records request show that prior to the incident, Xenia Community Schools employees contacted Xenia Police several times and also contacted Greene County Children Services.
The principal of Tecumseh Elementary School contacted police on January 12, and told them the Aaliyah was a student with special needs who had not been to school recently. She said a teacher had gone to the girl’s home several times, but either there was no answer or the mother did not let the teacher see the girl.
According to documents, on Jan. 28, 2020, the school secretary of Tecumseh Elementary School contacted police and asked them to perform a welfare check on the girl. The secretary said Aaliyah had not been to school in a week. Records show her mother claimed Aaliyah had missed the bus and everything was fine.
2 NEWS has requested dispatch logs from the Greene County Central Communications Center.
This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is made available.