Effingham Co. Sheriff’s Office investigates death of 13-year-old boy

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EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) is investigating the death of a boy discovered in the area of McLaws Road Monday night.

The ECSO says deputies responded to a call after 8 p.m. and discovered the critically injured teen in the area.

Officials report Joey Carney died after being transported to Effingham County Hospital. Carney turned 13 four months ago.

ECSO says the investigation is ongoing but there is believed to be an isolated incident and poses no threat to the public. It says more information will be released as it becomes available.

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