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Death Of 5-Year-Old Taken To Local Hospital Under Investigation

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

MCLENNAN COUNTY (December 12, 2013) A 5-year-old child died Thursday after being taken from a home on Theresa Lane, near Moody, to Temple’s Scott & White McLane’s Children’s Hospital and sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death.

McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon said deputies were sent just before 6 a.m. Thursday to the address where they learned a 5-year-old child had been taken to Scott & White and upon arrival had been pronounced dead.

Cawthon said the child was suffering from some serious health issues, which could have contributed to the death, but because of the circumstances surrounding the death, deputies were investigating.

Initially investigators found no outward evidence of trauma on the child but Cawthon said he will ask the justice of the peace who pronounced the child dead to order an autopsy.

Cawthon did not identify the child and would not say whether the child was male or female.

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