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Death of 3-year-old under investigation by Colorado Springs Police

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Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl in Colorado Springs. It happened sometime on Monday.

Although details surrounding her death are slim three days later, Corpus Christi Catholic School officials tell News 5, 3-year-old Bella Ritch was one of their preschool students.

While school officials say her death did not happen on school grounds, this sudden and unexpected news has struck their campus hard.

They say Bella was a greeter at the school, one of the first students to get to school everyday, who shared her smile with everyone who walked through the school's doors. A 3-year-old packed full of life, energy and joy.

Her death is now being investigated by the Colorado Springs Police Department.

It is unclear how or even where she died, as of Thursday night.

One thing is for sure, the community has rallied support for Bella's family as they struggle through this difficult time.

Corpus Christi Catholic School posted a gofundme page on Wednesday and overnight, it already surpassed its fundraising goal to help the family pay for funeral expenses.

"Bella Ritch was a student in our 3-year-old classroom, beautiful, delightful, and full of joy. The loss to our community is immense," John Kraus, Principal of Corpus Christi Catholic School said. "When a student dies, the entire community grieves."

News 5 reached out to the family and they understandably say they are not ready to talk about this yet.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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