Girl, 12, found dead in home

December 2, 2008 3:22:06 PM PST
Authorities are investigating the death of a young girl in New Jersey. Police say the body of a 12-year-old girl was discovered inside a home in Morristown.

Investigators were interviewing the girl's family as a small memorial was set up outside the house.

Neighbors told Eyewitness News that the girl lived with her mother, step-father and brother.

Police were told that the girl had been in the shower for a long time and did not respond to knocking on the door early Monday morning, sources said.

The step-father used a ladder to climb through the window, sources said. He found the girl unconscious in the shower.

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