Post-mortem fails to determine cause of boy?s death

27 Jun 2013 13:10
KEETMANSHOOP, 27 JUN (NAMPA) - The post-mortem examination conducted on a six-year-old boy who apparently died in his sleep on 12 June this year, could not pin-point the actual cause of death.
Jilroy Losper passed away at the Tinkerbell Children?s Day Care Centre in the Kronlein residential area of Keetmanshoop, while asleep.
Crime Investigations? Coordinator for the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Karas Region, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Isaak told Nampa on Wednesday the post-mortem could not determine what killed the boy.
As a result, pieces of the deceased?s heart, liver and intestines were taken for histology testing.
Histology is the study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues of man, plants and animals.
Isaak said the results of the test are expected within three months.
Police told this agency earlier this month that a caretaker at the day care centre informed the boy's mother that he appeared sick, and suspected flu.
The mother took the boy home, and back to the centre the following day when he seemed in better health, but the boy died that day.
Isaak said the same caretaker gave the deceased food at around 10h00, and put him to bed after he finished eating and he dozed off.
?At 11h00 the caretaker checked up on him, and discovered he was not breathing,? said Isaak.
No foul play is suspected, but police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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