18-month-old girl found dead in home


An 18-month-old girl, Octavia Ann Waters, of Edinburg, was pronounced dead Thursday after being found unresponsive about 8 a.m. in her bedroom by her parents, Pennsylvania State Police in New Castle report.

Octavia, whose parents were not named in the report, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 5000 block of Erie Street by Deputy Coroner Richard Johnson.

State police said an autopsy performed Thursday at Heritage Valley Medical Center by forensic pathologist Dr. Todd Luckasevic revealed no outward signs of foul play.

The investigation is continuing, state police said.

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