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Death of Spring Lake toddler investigated

Posted June 11, 2012 11:36 a.m. EDT
Updated June 11, 2012 4:16 p.m. EDT

— Cumberland County deputies said Monday that they are investigating the death of a 16-month old Spring Lake boy.

The toddler’s body was found inside a home at 2716 Edwards Ave., Spring Lake at about 9:30 a.m. The initial dispatch call indicated a child was found unconscious in a bathtub and wasn't breathing, but authorities wouldn't confirm that information, saying only that a child was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy to determine the cause of death, authorities said.

A deputy said an adult was home at the time, but he didn't say whether the person was the boy's parent.

No other details have been released.