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Test results required before cause of death declared

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Compiled by Shari Narine







The determination of what led to the deaths of twin baby boys from Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation cannot be made until results of a toxicology test, a microscopic examination, microbiology cultures and a neuropathology have been received by the coroner’s office. Autopsies were conducted in Saskatoon. The seven-month-old brothers were taken by ambulance on Dec. 9, 2013 to a health centre in Loon Lake after a family member at their home made a 911 call. The RCMP say the caller told police that the two children were not breathing. A doctor observed the infants before pronouncing them dead. Despite the involvement of an RCMP major crimes unit, police say the investigation has not immediately been considered a crime.