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Child Death Investigation Continues

Garfield SchoolCORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis Police continue to investigate the death of a 7-year-old boy.

Police say the mother called 911 Friday morning from their home in the 1700 block of NW 17th Street, saying her son never woke up.

Police say the medical examiner’s office has performed an autopsy but still has not determined the cause of death.

In the meantime, the Corvallis School District set up counseling services for students and staff at Garfield Elementary, where the boy went to school.

“When you lose a child it’s a very sad and tragic event,” said Superintendent Erin Prince. “So Friday when we heard the news, we sent a team out to Garfield and provided support and rallied around the staff.”

The school also has therapy dogs available for kids and staff members to help them cope.

Police are not able to say yet if the death is suspicious or if the boy had any medical conditions.

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