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Deputies, coroner investigate child's death

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Deputies said a 3-year-old child was found dead inside a home (FOX Carolina) Deputies said a 3-year-old child was found dead inside a home (FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office and the Anderson County Coroner's Office are investigating after a 3-year-old boy was found dead in an apartment on Saturday morning.

Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to a duplex on Old Church Road after the child was found unresponsive.

Cole said the child had a history of medical problems and there were no immediate signs of foul play.

The child's family was extremely distraught and a chaplain with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene to minister to family members, Cole said.

Deputy Coroner Don McCown said he is still at an early stage of the investigation and could not release many details about the boy's death.

"I can't rule anything out at this point," McCown said.

McCown said an autopsy has been scheduled for Sunday morning.

The identity of the child was not being released Saturday, McCown said.

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