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Boy's death likely caused by carbon monoxide

Authorities in Syracuse investigating the death of a 12-year-old boy found in his home Saturday said Tuesday the cause of death is consistent with carbon monoxide poisoning.

At the time of Skyler Spore’s death, there were two gas-powered generators running inside the home.

“The use of the gas powered generators appears to be the primary source of the carbon monoxide poisoning,” according to a statement issued by police Chief Anthony W. Ciriello.

Syracuse police and medics were called at 3:47 p.m. to the West Washington Street home where the boy lived. He was not breathing when they arrived, and his parents and a sibling were in the home when he died, police said.

Although the death appears to be the result of carbon monoxide poisoning, the chief said a final determination will be made after toxicology tests are completed, which could take a few weeks.

The cause and manner of death are to be released by the Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office.

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