Cause of Death of Child in Swing Undetermined After Autopsy

May 26, 2015 5:19 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) - Authorities in Maryland say further investigation and toxicology tests are needed in the case of a child who was found dead in a park swing as his mother pushed him.

Charles County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson says an autopsy has been completed on the 3-year-old boy found Friday in La Plata, Maryland, but the cause of death remains under investigation.

The 24-year-old mother was taken to a hospital Friday. Richardson said the woman remained hospitalized Monday. Officials haven't identified her. They've said she may have been at the park for hours before the boy was discovered.


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