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Springfield police investigate foster child's death

Police said the death is not considered suspicious at this time.

Posted: Aug 20, 2018 8:40 AM
Updated: Aug 20, 2018 11:04 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Springfield police are investigating the death of a 18-month-old boy who died Thursday in foster care.

Andrew Joseph Teague died Thursday at a foster home in the 400 block of 30th Street in Springfield. The death was reported to police Thursday at 7:24 a.m.

Lt. Scott McKee of the Springfield Police Department said an autopsy has been performed and police are awaiting the results of toxicology tests, which can take up to 30 days.

“Police are evaluating the scene of the death, including environmental conditions present within the room the child was sleeping in when he was found,” McKee said.

The death is not considered suspicious at this time, McKee said.

In response to an inquiry about the death, Christine Stone of the Oregon Department of Human Services said the department cannot release any information about child welfare investigations, due to privacy laws.

The Lane County Medical Examiner’s office performed the autopsy and is assisting in the investigation into the death, as is the Lane County District Attorney’s office.

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