11-year-old boy died of suspected hypothermia in Texas amid power outage
An 11-year-old boy died after playing in the snow for the first time of suspected hypothermia in Conroe, Texas, as the winter storm is continuing to freeze the state.
The boy saw the snow for the first time in his life, according to the boy’s mother, 34-year-old Elisa Pineda. The family moved to Texas from Honduras two years ago and were used to such severe weather conditions.
"Everything was well. He was happy that day. He was not at all sick."
The boy was fine but on the next day, by 2 p.m. he started complaining not feeling well.
The 11-year-old was found dead on Monday afternoon. The boy’s mother and step-father called 911. Conroe Police Department Investigators came to their home to investigate.
Although an autopsy was performed on Thursday, the cause of death is not confirmed and it can take several weeks, said Conroe PD spokesman Sgt. Jeff Smith.
The toddler’s mother said that she wanted to transport her son’s remains to Honduras. The boy's birth father has been notified of his son's death.