Deputies: 10-year-old died after being left without supervision in Churchville

June 13, 2017 11:23 PM

Deputies are investigating after the death of a ten-year-old in Churchville.

News10NBC has learned that investigators were called to a home on Fitch Street Monday night at 9:30 p.m. for the case.

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According to deputies, two children were left alone in the home. At some point, a six-year-old boy found his ten-year-old brother was unconscious. The six-year-old then went to get a neighbor who called 911.

"The younger child actually went to bed," says Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn, "heard some rustling downstairs, went to check and found his brother unresponsive."

Crews were able to revive the boy at the scene and he was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in critical condition, but died Tuesday morning. The cause of the boy's death is not yet known and the medical examiner is performing an autopsy.

Sheriff O'Flynn says a white powdery substance was found at the scene. However, field tests were not able to identify the substance. The sheriff also says it's not clear if the ten-year-old came into contact with the substance. Again, they are waiting on toxicology tests to learn more about the cause of death.

Deputies say the mother went to work around 4 p.m. on Monday and left the children with her boyfriend, but the boyfriend left the boys alone around 8:30 p.m. -- an hour before the 911 calls came in. The sheriff says the boyfriend left to run an errand.

Sheriff O'Flynn says charges are pending in the case.

Deputies have identified the child as J’Vieon Grayson-Sutton.

The Churchville-Chili Central School District released the following statement on his death:

"The Churchville-Chili School District is mourning the loss of middle school student, J’Vieon Grayson-Sutton, who passed away earlier today, June 13. The district is not releasing any other information at this time out of respect for the family’s privacy.

"Counselors and members of the district Trauma, Illness, and Grief team will be available in the Learning Center located in the middle school south building throughout the day tomorrow, June 14, for students and staff. Additional support will also be available at CES, where J'Vieon's younger brother is a student. 

"Please see the resources provided below for assistance in helping your child deal with grief and loss. If you have any specific concerns, we encourage you to speak with your child’s school counselor or administrator."


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