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UPDATE # 1 - Child's Death Investigation
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

An autopsy conducted by the District 21 Medical Examiner confirmed death by drowning.  The investigation continues with no other specific information being released at this time. 



(Original Press Release - 6/24/13 - 2300)

On Monday, June 24, 2013, at 2:30 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a medical assistance call. The incident occurred at 5003 Lee Circle North, Lehigh Acres, Florida. Deputies responded to the scene.

The caller advised a neighbor was performing CPR on a young child who had been under water for a length of time. Upon arrival, deputies continued life-saving efforts. Emergency medical personnel also arrived and transported the youth to a local hospital. The two-year-old boy was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Due to the nature of the incident, Detectives with the Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit were assigned to investigate. The child has been identified as Christian L. Byrd (d-o-b 8/2/10) of Lehigh Acres. Crime Scene Technicians are collecting evidence and documenting the scene. The District 21 Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine cause of death. The Florida Department of Children and Families has been contacted since the homeowner was licensed for daycare.

No other details are being released at this time.