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Child found dead in Orange County extended-stay hotel room

Woman pulled out of nearby Lake Tyler

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A child was found dead Wednesday in an extended-stay hotel room in Orange County, according to sheriff’s deputies.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called around 4:45 p.m. to the Key Suites off Orange Blossom Trail near Holden Avenue for a report of a near-drowning.

Deputies said a woman in her 20s had been pulled out of nearby Lake Tyler by civilians and was rushed to a hospital. She is expected to be OK, according to investigators.

Investigators said deputies were then notified about another victim, and the boy was found unresponsive in the hotel room.

The child was rushed to Arnold Palmer Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said. The boy’s cause of death has not been released.

Authorities have not disclosed the relationship between the woman and the boy, but neighbors said the child was her son.

No other details have been released.


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