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Police investigate possible drowning

November 04, 2004|by DON AINES

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Final autopsy results on the body of an infant girl who died Tuesday in an apparent bathtub drowning will not be available for several weeks, according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner.

Jaliey Aviles, 11 months, of 212 Linden Ave., was pronounced dead at Chambersburg Hospital at 3:04 p.m. Tuesday, Conner said. The autopsy was performed Wednesday at the hospital, he said.

"It appears to be a drowning, but final autopsy results will not be available for six to eight weeks," Conner said. "We're required by the state to do a series of studies on any infant. It's standard procedure."

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Those include X-rays, extra toxicology tests and tests for undetected diseases, Conner said.

The child's twin brother, Jahleel Aviles, was flown to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center after the mother called 911 at 2:34 p.m. He was in critical condition Wednesday afternoon, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Chambersburg Police Detective Will Frisby said Tuesday that a patrol officer arrived at the duplex just after the 911 call and began CPR until ambulance personnel arrived.

"Information available at this time indicates that the infant children had been in a bathtub at the residence and suffered distress consistent with exposure to water," according to a police department press release.

Frisby said Tuesday the mother was in the house, but was not with the twins. Police said the "investigation continues to determine the circumstances" of the incident.

Police did not release the name of the mother. Frisby said two of the women's other children, both of whom appeared to be preschoolers, were in the house when the incident occurred.

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