‘My baby is gone’: Vigil held for girl killed in fall from window

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Family and friends on Sunday remembered the life of a 2-year-old girl who died suddenly on Thursday.

Zaniyah Hollins, 2, died after falling from a third story window in Cleveland Heights, and as police investigate the situation, loved ones are paying their respects.

"I see the loss of an angel...I feel pain and hurt," said Tyiesha Curlee, who lives next door to the girl's family.

Outside of the Mayfield Road apartment complex sits teddy bears and other stuffed animals marking tragedy.

"It's a memorial for my neighbor's daughter, Zaniyah. She was two, she fell out the window and she passed," Curlee said. "It's heartbreaking. It's heartbreaking, and it makes your stomach turn," she went on.

Zaniyah's mom, Ashley Hollins, is nine months pregnant. She aches for her daughter.

"My baby is gone, I can't bring her back, my baby is gone," Hollins said.

Hollins tells Fox 8 she is just trying to keep it together as she thinks of her daughter and that terrible fall which led to her death.

"I never thought that I would be burying one of my kids. This is such a shock to me right now," she said.

On Sunday night, more family and friends of the little girl gathered in Cleveland. They lit candles and said goodbye to Zaniyah.

"She died the same way -- in my arms -- as she was when she was born, in my arms," said the girl's father, Harold Eathridge.

The girl's mother is still planning the funeral, but it is expected to be held at Lucas Memorial Chapel in Cleveland.

A fundraiser has been set up to help the family.

Cleveland Heights Police are still investigating the case.

Hollins' boyfriend was watching the young girl at the time of the fall. He told police he was cleaning when the tragedy happened.

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