Image: A piece of torn screen is visible in the ninth-floor window of a St. Paul, Minn., building from which a toddler fell to its death
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A torn screen is visible in the ninth-floor window of a St. Paul, Minn., building from which a toddler fell to its death on Tuesday.
msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 8/3/2011 3:39:32 PM ET 2011-08-03T19:39:32

An 11-month-old girl died Tuesday night after falling from a ninth-floor window at a Minnesota apartment building.

St. Paul police spokesman John Keating said investigators were still trying to piece together what led up to the fall. It appeared to have been an accident, he added.

Keating said several people were inside the apartment when the girl fell. The toddler died at the hospital, authorities said.

A piece of torn window screen was visible from the apartment late Tuesday, according to the Star Tribune

Anthony Parker was outside the 24-story high-rise with his two daughters. He tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press he saw children "leaning back and forth" out of the window, then heard a "loud smack," and saw the baby unconscious on the ground.

The Associated Press and msnbc.com staff contributed to this report.

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