Last updated: January 17. 2014 10:58AM - 15171 Views
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Police suspect the death of a 23-month-old Grayson County child on Thursday may have been due to ingestion of either household cleaners or prescription medication.

At approximately 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, the Kentucky State Police received a call from Grayson County E-911 Dispatch in regard to a child who was found unresponsive by a relative at 104 Cherry Street in Caneyville.

According to a KSP press release, Grayson County Emergency Medical Services responded to the residence and discovered 23-month-old Keaton Runsvold unresponsive.

Runsvold was transported by GC EMS to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased at 9:36 a.m., the release read.

The case is currently being conducted as a death investigation.

Police suspect Runsvold’s death may have been caused by ingestion of an as yet unknown substance, possibly household cleaners or prescription medication, KSP Post 4 Public Affairs Officer Jeff Gregory said.

KSP personnel conducted a search of the residence, and an autopsy was scheduled for Friday, Jan. 17 in Louisville at the State Medical Examiner’s Office with toxicology results pending, according to the release.

Gregory said the toxicology results will not come back for several weeks.

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office also responded to 104 Cherry Street to assist with transporting family members to TLRMC.

The investigation is currently ongoing with Detective Aaron Gabhart as lead investigator.

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