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SALEMBURG, NC -

An 11-year-old girl's suspicious death is being investigated as a homicide by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called out to a home on Hairr Lane on Sept. 6 for an unresponsive juvenile. When authorities arrived, they found an 11-year-old girl unconscious inside the home.

The victim has been identified as McKenzie Mae Sessoms of Salemburg.

After reviewing medical reports from the medical examiner's officer, the Sampson County Sheriff's Office has ruled Sessoms' death a homicide.

McKenzie was born on March 1, 2002 in Cumberland County and she died at her home, her obituary said.

Shortly after McKenzie's death, a family member told WRAL-TV that the girl's father of found her when he tried to wake her for school, and that she appeared to have suffocated.

She was a fifth grade student at Salemburg Elementary School and lived at home with her father and two adult brothers, according to her obituary and information from WRAL.

No other information about the case has been released at this time.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the sheriff's office at 910-592-4141.

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