The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has completed its investigation surrounding the death of an infant child in Romulus, New York.
On September 14, 2012 the Seneca County E-911 received a report of a child not breathing in the Hamlet of Romulus. South Seneca Ambulance, Romulus Fire Department Rescue and Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and attempted to resuscitate one year old Dieter Tackett II, who was not breathing.
There was never any evidence of physical trauma or foul play and now Seneca County Undersheriff Gary Sullivan confirms the September death of one year old Dieter Tackett II of Romulus was medically related.
The toddler was found laying un-responsive in the yard of his home. EMT's transported him to Geneva General Hospital and later to the pediatric intensive care unit at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester where he died.
In a written statement , Sheriff Jack Stenberg who is out of town, took one news agency to task for it's early coverage of the story quoting here “One news organization falsely reported a cause of death within hours which frankly is very troubling. A family in the depths of grief had to not only deal with the loss of a loved one, but, had to endure the effects of irresponsible reporting which is very sad”