Thursday 22 October, 2020

Autopsy fails to reveal cause of infant sisters' death

File photo of Five-year-old Rosrick Deviana King and four-year-old Rosricka Devrickaye King

File photo of Five-year-old Rosrick Deviana King and four-year-old Rosricka Devrickaye King

An autopsy on two infant girls, who were found dead in a St Andrew apartment one week ago, has failed to determine their cause of death.

“The post mortem was completed on Saturday, May 13, but medical officials say they have not been able to determine the cause of death and as a result will have to do more test on the samples that were removed from the bodies of the children,” one detective in the case told Loop News.

Police said while they await the results of further tests they would continue to question several persons in relation to the case.

Five-year-old Rosrick Deviana King and four-year-old Rosricka Devrickaye King were found motionless in their home at Washington Court complex, off Washington Boulevard in St Andrew, on Saturday. 

The bodies of the deceased girls were seen with frothy mucus, with blood gushing from their nostrils and mouths; their lips, the palms of their hands and feet appeared to be blue in colour and what appeared to be urine [was] on their clothing.

Reports are that on Friday, May 5, the children’s mother left them in the care of her 15-year-old son to conduct business in Ocho Rios.

The mother claimed that at about 6:45 am she got a call from her son while she was still in Ocho Rios that he found his sisters laying motionless bleeding from the nostrils and mouths.

The children's aunt were summoned and she rushed the infants to Bustamante Hospital for Children where they were pronounced dead by a doctor.

 

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