Mystery as girl, 4, found dead at motel after last being seen looking 'fearful'

A YOUNG girl was mysteriously found dead at a motel after she was last seen looking "fearful."

Investigators are trying to piece together what happened to Nova Thomas, 4, who was found unresponsive at the Sunset Inn Motel in Tampa, Florida, on Monday morning.

First responders tried life-saving tactics on the child but were unsuccessful.

Now child's family is demanding answers after the four-year-old's sudden death.

Nova's grandmother, Diana Williams, said she's heartbroken and feels a sense of regret.

Williams told WFLA that she last saw her granddaughter at the motel with her father and several other children on Easter morning.

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“I held Nova and she was looking timid, fearful, but I didn’t think anything of it because I saw the other kids,” Williams told the outlet.

Williams left but now wishes she didn’t go alone.

“I’m beating myself up about that because if I took my grandbaby and brought her home with me or to the hospital, she would still be here today, and I have to live with that for the rest of my life, knowing I could have saved Nova and didn’t act,” Williams said.

“I didn’t act on the bruises I saw, the way she was dressed, and the way she was looking fearful, like she was pleading, please take me with you, and I didn’t do nothing.”

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Nova was one of Williams’ 15 grandchildren.

The grandmother described Nova as a typical four-year-old.

“She liked to sing, dance, she liked the TikTok. She was always smiling, just lovable,” Willaims told the outlet.

The family now wants answers surrounding Nova's sudden death.

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“We want to know what happened to Nova, why did she go in that hotel and not come out,” the grandmother said.

“Why didn’t he call the paramedics, why did you spend 30 phone calls calling me and not the paramedics.”

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