Mystery as teenage girl’s sudden death treated as "unexplained"

The death of a 13-year-old girl at a home in Merseyside remains "unexplained" despite a post mortem, according to police.

Mystery still surrounds the death of the teen, who died after being rushed to hospital from a home in Rainhill, St Helens, late Sunday night.

Police and paramedics were called to reports that the high school student had taken ill at an address in Sandon Close at about 11.40pm.

The teen was was pronounced dead in hospital at 1.20am on Monday, said police.

Police said the cause of death remains "unexplained" pending further forensic analysis and investigation, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The identity of the Rainhill High School pupil has not been publicly released.

Her family is being supported by officers from Merseyside Police and other agencies.

A police spokesperson said: "The cause of her death remains unexplained pending forensic analysis and the investigation is ongoing.

"The scene has now been closed and the family is being supported by officers and other partners."

Officers and paramedics were first called to Sandon Close, Rainhill, at around 11.40pm on Sunday night, to reports that the teenager had taken ill.

On Monday night a police van remained at the property as neighbours told how shocked and saddened they were by the news.

On Tuesday John Pout, the Executive Principal of Rainhill High School, where the girl was a pupil, said: "We have been advised of the very sad news that one of our pupil’s passed away at the weekend.

"Advice and support is being offered to pupils throughout the school.

"Our thoughts are with all the family and we offer our most sincere condolences."

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