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Kingsport police investigate suspicious death of child

Staff Report • Aug 6, 2018 at 10:15 AM

KINGSPORT — Detectives with the Kingsport Police Department are investigating the suspicious death of a 4-year-old child.

On Sunday at 10:15 a.m., KPD patrol officers were dispatched to a residence in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport in reference to a deceased child. Detectives from the KPD Criminal Investigations Division are currently investigating this incident as a suspicious death.

The child’s body has been sent to the ETSU Quillen College of Medicine for an autopsy by the medical examiner to determine cause of death.

Due to the extremely sensitive nature of this active investigation and the minor age of the decedent, no additional information was being released.