UPDATE: Coroner: Child found dead in Lexington died of hyperthermia

UPDATE: (8/30/19, 12:48 p.m.)

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has released the cause of death for an infant found dead on Thursday night.

The coroner says 2-month-old Valen Hakizimana died of hyperthermia. He was pronounced dead at 8:13 p.m. at a home on Barksdale Drive.

The circumstance surrounding the infant’s death are still under investigation, according to the coroner.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police are investigating after a child was found dead Thursday night.

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office says the child’s death was reported around 7:30 p.m. on Barksdale Drive in the Winburn neighborhood.

The Lexington Police Department confirm officers were called to Barksdale Drive to investigate the death of a child.

Both the coroner’s office and police say they weren’t releasing any further details at the moment due to the nature of the incident.

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