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Family of Calhoun Falls baby talks about her death

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The family of a 10-month-old Calhoun Falls girl whose death was ruled a homicide this week talked with FOX Carolina on Tuesday about her death and the police investigation surrounding it.

Calhoun Falls police Chief J.T. Galloway said police were called to the child's home on Aug. 8 after the girl, Emily LaBounty, began having trouble breathing and started throwing up. He said the girl was first taken to a Greenwood hospital and then transferred to a Greenville hospital, where she was placed on life support.

Abbeville County Coroner Ronnie Ashley said Emily was taken off life support Saturday morning and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

On Monday, Galloway said that Emily's death was ruled a homicide.

In an exclusive interview Tuesday, Emily's grandmother, Jody Moss, talked to FOX Carolina's Adrian Acosta.

"She just lit up every room she walked into," Moss tearfully said. "She just looked like a porcelain baby doll. She was so beautiful. All of our grandchildren are."

Moss said the days since Emily's death have been tough.

"I've never gone through anything harder," Moss said. "Watching my daughter lose her baby. I've never buried a child."

Galloway said Tuesday that investigators interviewed not only Emily's family and friends, but also people who came in contact with the girl before her death.

No charges have been filed in connection with Emily's death.

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