The death of a 3-year-old girl early Sunday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side has been ruled a homicide, and one person is in custody.

Officers responded about 1:10 a.m. to reports of the toddler not breathing in an apartment in the 2500 block of South Homan, according to Chicago Police.

The girl, identified as Jesipel Aleman, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:26 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Sunday found she died of multiple injuries in an assault, and her death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Area Central detectives have one person in custody, and charges are pending Sunday afternoon, police said.

 

Chicago Police investigate in the 2500 block of South Homan, where a 3-year-old girl was found dead early Sunday, June 18, 2017. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

 

Chicago Police investigate in the 2500 block of South Homan, where a 3-year-old girl was found dead early Sunday, June 18, 2017. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

 

Chicago Police investigate in the 2500 block of South Homan, where a 3-year-old girl was found dead early Sunday, June 18, 2017. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times