Police awaiting toxicology tests to determine how child died

Posted Jan. 02, 2012, at 11:34 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Authorities are awaiting toxicology reports to determine how a child died Friday, according to Bangor police.

“An autopsy was performed over the weekend and is in the toxicology stage, which could take several weeks,” Sgt. Paul Edwards said in a press release.

The age and identity of the child were not released.

The death occurred at a residence on Allen Street.

Police were there Friday gathering evidence, according to a previously published report.

State law requires that investigations and autopsies be performed in cases involving the death of children under the age of 3.

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