Cause of Death for 13-Year-Old in South Jersey Pending Toxicology Report - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Cause of Death for 13-Year-Old in South Jersey Pending Toxicology Report

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    Cause of Death for 13-Year-Old in South Jersey Pending Toxicology Report
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    Police in South Jersey searched for answers after a 13-year-old boy was found dead in his bedroom.

    Middle Township officers found the boy unresponsive on his bed in a home in the Rio Grande section of the township — not far from Cape May Airport and the Garden State Parkway — around 10:15 a.m. Sunday, police said in a Nixle alert

    Medics arrived and pronounced the boy — identified by Cape May County Prosecutor's as Vincent Weiner — dead at the scene.

    "The preliminary investigation reveals the boy died sometime during the night," police said. "The cause of death is unknown at this time and the investigation is still ongoing."

    The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office joined Middle Township detectives in the investigation into the death of the Middle Township Middle School seventh grader.

    An autopsy performed Monday found no obvious signs of trauma to Weiner's body, prosecutor's office Chief Paul Skill said. Toxicology results are needed to determine a cause of death.

    Investigators asked anyone with information to contact the prosecutor's office at 609-465-1135 or the Middle Township Police Department at 609-465-8700.