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Autopsy: Death of five-year-old boy in York Township 'suspicious'

Written by Ted Czech and Brandie Kessler/The York Daily Record | May 17, 2018 3:00 AM
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The coroner identified the victim as five-year-old Preston Hasselberger of York Township.

(York) -- The death of a five-year-old boy Tuesday night has been deemed "suspicious," the York County Coroner said.

Preston Hasselberger was transported to York Hospital from his home in the 200 block of Dade Court in York Township by ambulance Tuesday evening, the coroner said. Preston had reportedly fallen down the stairs at his home and became unresponsive, the coroner said.

York Area Regional Police said in a news release issued Wednesday that at 5:12 p.m. Tuesday, they responded to a report of a 5-year-old child who was in cardiac arrest. Responding officers immediately began performing "life saving measures," police said. 

An ambulance was called and Preston was taken to York Hospital.

After Preston died, an autopsy on Preston's body -- the purpose of which is to determine cause and manner of death -- was scheduled at Lehigh Valley Hospital Wednesday morning. In tweets sent Wednesday around 6:30 p.m., the York County Coroner's office said Preston's cause of death was found to be  "Multiple Injuries, Suspicious." York Area Regional Police is investigating.

York Area Regional Police, in the news release, said "We hope to have an update tomorrow."

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The York Daily Record

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