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Posted: Tuesday, 04 June 2013 7:03AM

Coroner: No cause of death for boy in Ohio woods



CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio police say a mother has told them a 1-year-old boy whose body was found in the woods had suffered from pneumonia.

A coroner says the cause of the boy's death remains uncertain. Highland County coroner Dr. Jeff Beery (BIHR'-ee) says initial examination doesn't show any obvious reasons for the death. He says X-rays don't indicate any broken bones or other major trauma to the boy's body.

Hillsboro police Chief Nick Thompson says 26-year-old Whitney Johnson told investigators Garin Niehaus (NEE'-hows) died from illness. Thompson says police don't have other details.

Johnson and 25-year-old Nathan Ritze on Monday agreed to return to Ohio from Richmond, Ky. They're each charged with abuse of a corpse and evidence tampering. They're in police custody and can't be contacted for comment.

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Locations : CincinnatiKentuckyOhioRichmond
People : Garin NiehausJeff BeeryNathan RitzeNick ThompsonWhitney Johnson
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