Investigation Into Death Of Southern KY 11-Year-Old

An investigation is underway in Whitley County into the death of an 11-year-old boy.

Coroner Andy Croley says initial reports indicate the child, who was a student at Whitley North Elementary, came into contact with an unknown chemical. Grief counselors have been on hand this week to help students cope with the loss.

The Times Tribune says the cause and manner of death are still being investigated. The Whitley County Major Crimes Task Force is also looking into the boy's death.

We'll have much more on this story, coming up on 27 NEWSFIRST at 5:30.


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  • by Ron Location: Whitley on Nov 10, 2007 at 09:48 AM
    "Keeping things away from them" is not an option. Parents need to educate and supervise children, know who their friends are, what they do and where they are. Dont just let them run wild. You "keep things away from" toddlers.
  • by Tammy Location: Whitley County on Oct 24, 2007 at 08:20 AM
    I am from the area the child is from. "Huffing" is a trend that has caught on unfortunately. The schools are educating our children, but not the parents. Parents need to know what huffing is so they can watch for signs and keep items with propellants in them away from our children. I strongly believe that education/awareness is the key to saving our childrens lives.
  • by Casey Location: Lex on Oct 23, 2007 at 12:38 PM
    What kind of chemical was it and where did he come in contact with it? Also, is there a threat to anyone else?

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