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Officials investigating deaths of East Troy twins

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Kevin Hoffman
September 24, 2011
— No one is in custody, but East Troy police continue to investigate the death of twin infants Thursday afternoon at an area apartment complex.

An autopsy was expected Friday after police say the two children were found unresponsive in the bathtub of their apartment at 1976 Church St. Officers attempted CPR before the children were transported Waukesha Memorial Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, according to a news release from East Troy police.


Investigators on Friday afternoon remained at the two-story, eight-unit apartment building on a quiet street a few blocks north of downtown. The complex is near the East Troy Electric Railroad building, where dozens of people gathered Friday to tour the museum.


A detective and a second officer arrived at the scene at around noon.


Police Chief Alan Boyes said someone in the apartment called police at about 1:41 p.m. Thursday to report the 11-month-old infants were found unresponsive in the bathtub. Boyes would not name the caller.


The Associated Press reported the victims are a boy and girl, and two other children in the apartment were turned over to Walworth County social services. The names have not yet been released.


Boyes said the investigation is ongoing and nobody is in custody. The Walworth County District Attorney’s office said it had not received reports.


A preliminary investigation found the infants were left unattended in the bathtub. The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office is assisting in the investigation, according to the news release.


Walworth County Coroner John Griebel could not be reached Friday for an autopsy report.



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