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Deputies investigating child death

Published On: Jul 02 2013 11:18:54 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 03 2013 01:10:11 PM EDT
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CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -

The Carter County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a child.

According to Sheriff Chris Mathes, deputies responded to a home on Lovers Lane around 12:45 Tuesday afternoon.  That's where they found the four-year-old unconscious.

Sheriff Mathes says the child was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Sheriff Mathes tells News 5 the child had been left with a 13-year-old and a 10-year-old at the time of the incident.

The Carter County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death as suspicious. An autopsy has been ordered.