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STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) — Police say a 9-year-old child was found dead inside his home in Statesboro Monday night.
The Statesboro Police Department (SPD) said the child was found in his room by his mother in their Kent Street home.
Police say he was found in a hanging position and his mother contacted neighbors and called 9-1-1 immediately. EMS, officers and neighbors performed life-saving methods on the child.
SPD believes a tragic accident caused the child’s death. The GBI Crime Lab is performing an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.
SPD interviewed family members, school staff and others who knew the child. It also searched the home and found no evidence of suicide, bullying and does not suspect foul play.
Police say those interviewed said the boy was “happy and well adjusted.”
Police urge anyone with information to call 912-764- 9911 or email an anonymous tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.