Silly First Name Syndrome claims another life

Silly First Name Syndrome has claimed another life and yet again it is the life of a toddler.

Police have launched a homicide inquiry following the death of three-year-old Palmerston North girl Kash McKinnon.

Officers found the girl with critical injuries at a Hulme St house on Wednesday after a visitor called an ambulance.

Kash had been at the house in the care of a 21-year-old man who was not her father, along with three other children aged two, four and six.

She died in Palmerston North Hospital at midday yesterday with her mother by her side.

Probably named for what she provided to her mother on the DPB.