The Harris County Medical Examiner’s office in Houston, Texas, will determine exactly what killed a 10-year-old boy who was found dead in a dryer in east Houston Friday evening.
His mother identifies the victim as Fernando Hernandez Jr., a third-grade student at Harris Elementary School. Investigators arrived at the apartment complex just before 6 p.m on Friday.
According to police, several kids were playing hide-n-seek and having “Nerf gun wars” throughout the complex. Hernandez’s mother said he was playing with his 9-year-old brother. In eyewitness video, paramedics could be seen performing CPR on the child.
“My boyfriend picked him up and brought him into the house,” Rodriguez explained. “He was purple and his eyes were open and he was gone.” The boy was rushed to the hospital where he later died.
Police are working to learn what caused the boy to become unconscious.