By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Officials with the state Medical Examiner's office were still trying to determine Monday what caused the deaths of 4-month-old twins from Martinsburg.
State Medical Examiner Zia Sabet said no visible injuries could be detected on Hakeem and Nahim Newton, who were found dead last Thursday. The next step will be to conduct toxicologic and microscopic exams on the bodies in an effort to determine the cause of death, Sabet said.
Microscopic testing involves taking a sampling of skin from the two babies and analyzing the samples, Sabet said.
Sabet said the results of the tests probably would not be available until early next week.
Officials said the twins were found dead last Thursday in a crib inside their mother's second-floor apartment at 313 S. Raleigh St.