THIS is pretty Leticia Aalayah Wright - murdered in her Huddersfield home.
And her 22-year-old mother, arrested in connection with the death of the four-year-old from Huddersfield, is being quizzed by detectives.
Leticia, of Almondbury Bank, Moldgreen, died as a result of complications from multiple injuries in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Stunned neighbours and schoolteachers who taught Leticia at Moldgreen Community Primary School were horrified by the death.
A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the young girl died in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary after she was taken there on Saturday evening.
Det Supt Paul Taylor, who is leading the investigation, said: "Any murder inquiry is shocking but it seems particularly poignant when it's a four-year-old girl.
"People who knew her said she was a happy girl and what a beautiful looking girl she was.
"We need to build up a picture of Leticia's life so that we can establish the events which led up to her death.
"I would therefore appeal to anyone who knew Leticia and who visited her recently to get in touch, as she only moved to Huddersfield in August this year.
"We want anyone who visited the family or the home t o come forward.
"Teams of officers in other parts of the country are following very positive and specific lines of inquiry."
Det Supt Taylor made his plea yesterday afternoon as forensic experts combed through the house in Almondbury Bank in which Leticia had lived with her mother.
A post-mortem examination revealed Leticia died as a result of complications from multiple injuries.
Forensic and door-to-door inquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information has been urged to contact police on 01484 436659 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Leticia was a pupil at the nursery unit at Moldgreen community School.
Yesterday at school, her peg in the cloakroom - bearing her smiling photograph - was empty.
Head teacher Mrs Shirley Watson said: "It is such a terrible tragedy."
Leticia lived in a Kirklees Council-owned house in Almondbury Bank.
Neighbours were shocked by the death.
One neighbour Mrs Diane Harrison said: "I used to see the little girl at the window. She used to wave to her neighbours. I'm certain she was shut in all day.
"When I picked my son up from school she would still be at the window. She's played with my son.
"After we came from our holiday the mum's boyfriend was in our front garden. He said he'd lost something.
"I caught the woman and her boyfriend just staring out of the window. Last time I saw the mother was Friday night. Last time I saw the girl was Thursday morning.
"None of the them spoke very much except to say hello.
"It's come as a bit of shock. I expected the girl to come to the window. My little boy used to wave at her."
Another neighbour said: "I saw them around.
"The young girl could be seen at the bedroom window.
"They never said hello or anything.
"When it happens on your doorstep it's weird. It's not nice when it's on your own doorstep especially when it's a child."
Another resident, who has lived in the area for seven years, said: "It's
absolutely terrible. I don't think there is anything worse than a tragedy involving the loss of a child.
"I'm so surprised, I never expected something like this to happen around
"There are plenty of places where this sort of thing is becoming the norm but it's much more of a shock when it happens yards from where you live in a nice area."
Amanda Holroyd, 23, who has a three-year-old daughter, said: "It's worrying because I can't imagine why anyone would want to harm a young
"Nothing has ever happened like this around these parts before. It is
Another passer-by, who works at a nearby nursery, said: "I didn't
know the girl because she didn't attend our institution.
"But it's absolutely sickening, and it's so much worse because a four-year-old girl has no chance at all to defend herself."
See video of yesterday's police press conference at www.examiner.co.uk