Toddler Found Dead Inside Winchester Home


WINCHESTER, Va. - Investigators have many questions after a toddler was found dead inside a home in Winchester Friday afternoon.

Police said it all started when they first received a 911 hang-up call.

"Around 11:30 a.m. we received a 911 hang-up call,” Winchester Police Department spokesperson Lauren Cummings said. “When we received that call it had come from a cell phone and we were unable to determine [at first] where that call had originated from."

While they were trying to determine the location of that call, Frederick County, Va. dispatch notified them of an unresponsive toddler, a 23-month-old boy, near the 600 block of Dunlap Street.

Police later determined that this was also the same location where the 911 hang-up call originated.

When police, fire and rescue personnel arrived, they determined the 23-month-old boy was dead and immediately secured the perimeter of the home.

"At this time we are still determining as to whether this appears to be suspicious, or if any foul play is suspected,” Cummings said.

It is unclear who was responsible for the toddler at the time of his death.

"We are continuing to investigate at this time. The criminal investigations division is on the scene, and we are going to conduct a search warrant," said Cummings.

Police said the toddler would have been two years old in August.

Police have not released any other details, but we will keep you updated as this story unfolds.

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