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HOWLAND TWP., Ohio - Police and Trumbull County Children Services are investigating the death of an autistic child found unresponsive at his home Friday morning.

Police were called to 8454 High Street for a distress call shortly before 6 a.m., where they found 7-year-old boy not breathing.

"They found an unresponsive 7-year-old male laying in the hallway, with his father Corey Floyd attempting to perform CPR on him," Chief Paul Monroe says, Howland Township police.

Officials are waiting for a ruling from the coroner's office to determine what caused the child's death.

Police say the family was not cooperative when they asked to enter the home, a home police have repeatedly responded to 25 times since 2010. Detectives used a search warrant to enter the home, where they spent the day taking photos and carrying in and out evidence.

The Trumbull County coroner's office says the boy's cause of death is pending and it could take six to eight weeks for results from tests and police aren't ready to rule anything out.

"It hasn't been ruled a homicide or an accidental death, but we're looking into the nature of the cause of death," Monroe says.

The boy's aunt tells 21 News that the boy suffered from autism and has a history of seizures. The Floyds had seven children from ages 2 to 17, living inside the home. Monroe says some of the children left the house before police arrived for questioning. He says he'd like to talk with them in relation to the investigation.

Trumbull County Children Services had an open case with the Floyd family in 2012, after police responded to their home multiple times in reference to the Floyd's children being seen wandering streets unsupervised. 

In 2012, CSB advised the family that three adults had to be in the home with the boy at all times.

Stay connected to WFMJ.com and tune in to 21 News for the latest on this developing story.

 

 

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