SBI called in to investigate child’s death in Chowan County

CHOWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) -The Chowan County Sheriff says he has requested the assistance of the SBI in the investigation of the death of a child.

The two-year-old boy was found unresponsive last Friday.

Chowan County deputies say they were called to a home on Virginia Road for a missing toddler around 2:25 p.m.

Deputies said during the search, Dinari Lindsey was found outside the home. The toddler was given medical aid by deputies and EMS workers but was pronounced dead at ECU Health Chowan Hospital.

Chowan County Sheriff Edward Basnight says the SBI, along with the Chowan County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting the criminal investigation while the Chowan County Department of Social Services is conducting its own investigation.

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