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Death Of 7-Year-Old Eastchester Girl Ruled 'Isolated Incident'

Eastchester elementary school student Lily Love, 7, passed away over the weekend.
Eastchester elementary school student Lily Love, 7, passed away over the weekend. Photo Credit: PIX11 screengrab

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Westchester County Department of Health has concluded that the death of 7-year-old Lily Love in Eastchester over the weekend was an isolated incident.

On Tuesday, the Department of Health announced that the death of the Greenvale Elementary School student was an isolated event with no public health impact for anyone else in the community.

The Department of Health sparked its investigation into the death of Love on Saturday, when she passed away from unannounced causes.

In a statement, Westchester County Commissioner of Health Sherlita Amler said that the death was an isolated incident, and parents need not fear sending their children to school.

“Our privacy laws limit the details that we can share, but residents can be reassured that our county and state medical professionals have analyzed the findings and concluded there is no cause for public concern,” she said.

Following the incident, the Westchester County Department of Mental Health is teaming with school officials to "provide support to family, friends, classmates and their parents, and members of the Eastchester community to help them cope with this unexpected loss."

“As a doctor and a parent, I strongly recommend families talk to one another, comfort one another and take advantage of the full range of services available to them should they feel the need,” Amler added.

In a letter to parents, Superintendent Walter Moran told parents that it was safe for students and staff to come to class on Monday. Counselors will be made available to students this week for anyone suffering from the sudden death.

"We continue to work closely with the Westchester County Department of Health and will promptly notify you if additional information becomes available," he noted. "No additional action is necessary regarding the safety of students, faculty and staff at this time."

According to her obituary on legacy.com, Love loved drawing and art, soccer, swimming, golf and tennis.

"Lily touched all those she encountered with her ever present smile and laugh. She was joy itself and taught us all to be kinder, better, and more loving people."

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