- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

HILLTOP, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say there are no signs of trauma in the deaths of two Fayette County children found unconscious in their mobile home.

Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler says preliminary autopsy results have tentatively eliminated suffocation and strangulation as possible causes of death. Autopsies were performed on Wednesday.

Police say foul play and carbon monoxide poisoning also aren’t suspected in the death of the 1-year-old girl and her 3-month-old brother.

WCHS-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1lBllcB) that authorities say a final cause of death cannot be made until toxicology tests have been completed.

Both children unconscious and not breathing by their mother Tuesday morning after she awoke.

Deputies called to the home performed CPR until an emergency crew arrived. The children were pronounced dead at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.


Information from: WCHS-TV, https://www.wchstv.com

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