The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy found dead in his home Sunday morning.
Law enforcement officials are releasing little information on the death, citing a need to wait for autopsy results.
Lumpkin County Deputy Coroner Ronald Fortner said the death occurred in the western area of Lumpkin County, but would not comment further, citing the ongoing investigation.
The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday referred all questions to the GBI.
Kimberly Williams, Special Agent in Charge of the GBI’s Cleveland office, would only say Monday that the agency was investigating the boy’s death. The GBI, Williams said, was asked to assist in the investigation shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday.
She would not say if there is reason to suspect foul play.
“At this point, we’re waiting on autopsy results and continuing with some interviews,” Williams said.
She also did not indicate the agency would be ready to release any information soon on the circumstances surrounding the child’s death.
“It’s a child death, so we’re going to be slow and methodical in our quest to find out what happened,” Williams said. “And obviously, we’re going to have to work with the crime lab to determine exactly what happened.”