PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — An official word on the cause of death of Noah Thomas is expected this week after the 5-year-old was found dead last week in a septic tank.
The medical examiner’s office in Roanoke confirms that they have completed Thomas’ autopsy, but the cause and manner of the child’s death are still pending.
The 5-year-old boy was found dead Thursday in a septic tank near his home about four days after he had gone missing.
Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis declared the case a death investigation on Friday. Sheriff Davis has said that no one is in custody and that Noah’s family is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.
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