2-year-old DC girl found dead in Virginia Beach hotel room: police

Authorities in Virginia Beach are investigating the death of a two-year-old D.C. girl they say was found in a hotel room earlier this week.

Investigators say they made the suspicious discovery just after 3:30 a.m. Monday. The girl's mother – who D.C. police have identified as Leandra Andrade – was found with her and was hospitalized in critical condition.

D.C. police say the mother left the District with her daughter last week after losing a custody case. A friend of Andrade's, police reported, called them after seeing concerning social media posts. 

D.C. police contacted Virginia Beach police who later found the mother and daughter.

FOX 5 has learned that Andrade lost custody last week, but was still allowed to see the child. 

The investigation is continuing at this time.