Some stories are so heartbreaking they defy words. This is one of those stories.

A 3-year-old girl in the Quad Cities has died after falling out a second-story window of her home and not being able to get back inside the house.

The Quad-City Times says it was between 11 p.m. Monday night and 6 a.m. Tuesday morning that 3-year-old Charlotte Handelman of Rock Island apparently fell from a second-story window of a home in the 1500 block of 14th 1/2 Street in Rock Island.

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Charlotte, nicknamed Charlie, was found outside the home before daybreak Tuesday morning and was unresponsive. She was transported by ambulance to UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island, where she was pronounced dead.

Brian Gustafson, Rock Island County Coroner, told Our Quad Cities that Charlotte had died of hypothermia. He told the Quad-City Times, "It's being investigated as nothing more than a tragic accident. She was a beautiful little girl. It's absolutely tragic."

Our prayers go out to her entire family.

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