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RCMP investigating sudden deaths of two children, Campbellton, N.B.

2013/8/5




The RCMP's Major Crime Unit is investigating the sudden deaths of two young boys, aged five and seven years old.

On August 5, 2013, shortly after 6:30 a.m., police officers with the Campbellton RCMP responded to an apartment on Pleasant Street in Campbellton, where the two boys were found deceased. The boys had been sleeping over at the apartment of a friend, which is located above a reptile store.

The preliminary investigation has led police to believe that a large exotic snake had escaped its enclosure at the store sometime overnight, and got into the ventilation system, then into the upstairs apartment. It's believed the two boys were strangled by the snake.

The snake was captured and is in RCMP possession.

The investigation into what happened is ongoing, and the RCMP's Forensic Identification Section is assisting. Autopsies will be performed on the two boys on August 6 in Saint John.

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Cst. Jullie Rogers-Marsh
New Brunswick RCMP
506-452-4252

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