4-year-old dies after being thrown into river, mother suspected

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A 4-year-old girl was killed Thursday when a woman, suspected of being her own mother, threw her off a bridge.

Police were called to the Hillsborough River in Tampa around 4 p.m. where a witness said they saw a woman drop a child into the river.

Emergency crews found the body of the child 30 minutes later. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The woman believed to be her mother is in police custody. She has not yet been publicly identified.

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