Police investigate Cleburne 4-year-old's death at home

Posted Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013  Print Reprints

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CLEBURNE -- Police are investigating the death of a child at his family’s home on the north side of Cleburne.

The child was identified as Buddy Cook, 4, by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

A 911 call about a child who wasn’t breathing was made about 11:20 p.m. Friday from the 500 block of Odell Street, authorities reported.

Emergency responders determined that Buddy was dead, according to a Wednesday news release from Detective Kelly Summey, a police spokeswoman.

Investigators were told that “the child had an ongoing medical condition,” Summey said. “An autopsy is pending in this case.”

Seven other children in the home have been placed in foster care during the investigation, said Shari Pulliam, a spokeswoman for Child Protective Services.

There is no record that the family had previous contact with CPS, she said.

500 block of Odell Street, Cleburne, TX
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