GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA) — The deaths of a 7-year-old child and a man at a Garden Grove home were under investigation Saturday.
Police responded just before 9 a.m. to the 12400 block of Meade Street after a reported possible suicide, where the calling party had entered the residence earlier and pulled the 7-year-old child out of the converted garage, according to Garden Grove Police Lt. Tom DaRe.
Upon entering the home, officers found a man dead. The child – whose gender was not released – was transported to a local hospital, where he later died, DaRe said.
CBS2’s Greg Mills reported the victims were a 62-year-old dad and his son in an apparent murder-suicide. But he also said police found no weapons and the dead had no visible signs of trauma.
Mills asked police how the two died.
“That we’re still trying to determine,” said Sgt. William Allison.
To determine an official cause of death, toxicology tests will be required and the results could take weeks.
The man’s next-door neighbor said the 62-year-old kept to himself and they never met.
“I saw someone doing laundry but that’s about it,” Jacob Filip said.
Another neighbor said he heard someone — the thought a child — scream this morning.
“I was sleeping and I woke up, and I heard someone screaming,” said Filip. He said he didn’t hear another noise and didn’t investigate.
Police said the dead man shared custody of the boy with his ex-wife.
Mills surmised she must live in the vicinity because after they alerted her, she was able to get to the hospital where her son died.
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