21-month-old East Hills’ boy’s death called not natural
By Bill Zlatos
Published: Monday, March 4, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Updated: Monday, March 4, 2013
Results of lab tests on the body of a 21-month-old boy might not be available for six to 24 weeks, an official with the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said on Sunday.
The boy, Xavier Washington, died in his apartment in East Hills Phase Ii about 5:20 a.m. Saturday. The office said the death was not natural and commissioned the tests after Saturday's autopsy.
The medical examiner spokesman said the boy's body was found on the living room floor. “(The parents) thought he was sleeping, but he actually passed away,” he said.
A man at the apartment who identified himself as the grandfather said the family declined to comment on the death.
The apartment is in a green, three-story unit in a multi-colored complex. The home is two doors from a day-care center.
Security officers at the complex said they never responded to calls at that unit. Neighbors said they were not familiar with the family and did not know what happened before the boy died.
- Mayoral candidate Peduto wants to spread growth around Pittsburgh
- Marine restores pride in Lawrenceville parade
- Wide variety of immigrants welcomed into U.S. citizenship at Soldiers & Sailors
- Group battles to repeal state’s prevailing wage repeal
- Huss works to lift morale
- Allegheny County pursues $3M grant for sports complex at Montour Junction site
- Legionella bacteria not found in tests at area mall
- Veterans find career success in franchising
- State commits annual $3.8M to Pittsburgh-Harrisburg Amtrak line
- Government defends recording Armstrong County man’s jail conversation
- Link between Washington County bomb threats, bank heist probed
You must be signed in to add comments
To comment, click the Sign in or sign up at the very top of this page.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.