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Police release name of dead Hamilton girl

Published: 2:51PM Monday September 24, 2012 Source: ONE News

The name of a five month old Hamilton girl who died suddenly last week has been released.

Shannon Lee Tai-Rakena was taken to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition on Thursday after ambulance and police were called to her house in East Hamilton.

She died the following day.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding her "unexplained" death.

"Police have completed a scene examination of the girl's house in East Hamilton and further enquiries into the circumstances surrounding her death are still underway," said Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Greene.

Greene says a post-mortem examination was carried out in Auckland on Saturday however the results are not yet available.