DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police say they want a warrant issued against a 26-year-old mother in connection to the death of her 8-year-old daughter.

Police spokesperson Sgt. Eren Stephens tells WWJ police found the little girl dead in a townhouse Sunday morning after a 911 call.

The Wayne County Medical Examiners office confirms that the girl died of a single stab wound to the chest.

The young girl shared the home with her mother. Police have issued a report to the prosecutor’s office and is requesting that charges be brought against the mother who is now in custody.

A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said they are reviewing the case.

Balloons and stuffed animals sat on the home’s front steps today in an impromptu memorial to the girl.

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