Selma police say butane possibly involved in child death

Selma police are now calling the recent death of an 11-year-old child, suspicious.
March 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
Selma police are now calling the recent death of an 11-year-old child, suspicious. Investigators are not releasing a lot of details at this point. They say they got a call reporting the child was not able to breathe on Sunday.

"On arrival officers with the assistance of neighbors performed CPR until paramedics got there. Paramedics transported the child to a Selma hospital," said Lt. Christie Mooradian.

The boy was taken off life support on Tuesday. At this point police are not revealing what led to his death but they believe that the gas, butane may have played a role.

"We are still investigating this as a suspicious death at this time it doesn't appear any foul play has taken place but we are investigating," added Mooradian. "It's a possibility he may have been huffing it."

Grief counsellors were also on campus at Andrea Jackson Elementary School where the 11 year-old was a sixth grader.

"A small town like Selma. It affects everybody, we have about 6,000 students so we may have siblings at many other schools, cousins, other family members and close friends," said Larry Teixiera with the Selma Unified School District.


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