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Durham family struggles with loss of 4-year-old 'wild child'

Posted September 26, 2014 4:01 p.m. EDT
Updated September 26, 2014 5:50 p.m. EDT

— Family members and police had no comment about how 4-year-old Armani Hodges died Thursday night, but all involved agreed that they'd mourn the loss of the girl who embodied the "Wild Child" shirt she wore.

Police were called to the family's apartment in the 700 block of Falls Pointe Drive at about 8:45 p.m. and found Armani unresponsive. Medical personnel attempted to resuscitate her, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

L'Cristi Sellers, Armani's aunt, remembered her Friday as "just full of life. Full of energy. Just a bubbly little girl."

"She fell and hit her head. I really don't know no heads or tails of it. I want to know what's going on. That's my 4-year-old niece, and she's gone and I just don't know," Sellers said.

Police didn't say Friday whether they suspect foul play in Armani's death, and they had not charged anyone in the case.

Sharon Warren, Armani's grandmother, said the family is waiting for a medical examiner's report.

"I just want answers. Answers to everything, answers to what happened," Warren said.