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Coroner: 7-year-old Opelika student's cause of death still unknown following autopsy


The Lee County Coroner's office says an autopsy performed on a first grade student who died after being found unresponsive at her school Friday did not reveal any abnormalities.

"Everything appeared normal," Coroner Bill Harris said in a statement.

Harris said foul play is not suspected in the child's death, but microscopic and toxicology tests will be performed to try and determine the cause of her unexpected death.

It could take several weeks to learn the results of those tests.

The 7-year-old girl, whom her parents have asked not be identified, was found unresponsive in the physical education room at Jeter Primary School around 10:30 a.m.

While being rushed to East Alabama Medical Center, the girl went into cardiac arrest. She was pronounced dead at EAMC at 11:33 a.m.

Authorities say the child had no known significant medical issues.

An investigation by the Opelika Police, Lee County Coroner, and Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences is ongoing. 

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