Kalamazoo, MI: On Saturday, March 26, 2016, at approximately 9:38 a.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to the 1100 block of Douglas Ave on a report of a child not breathing. Officers arrived to find a 4-year old child not responsive and the child was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives are investigating this as suspicious at this time. More information will be learned following the findings of an autopsy.
The name of the victim will not be released until all notifications have been made.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victim who would have celebrated her 4th birthday today.
Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994, Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
The name of the young female victim is Kharisma Richardson, date of birth 03-26-2012. This is an on-going investigation and there aren’t any updates to provide at this time.
By authority of: Captain Victor Ledbetter
Date: March 26, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, (269) 337-8139