Autopsy results inconclusive in Baldwin teen’s death

awomack@macon.comNovember 6, 2013 

Preliminary autopsy results failed to show a cause of death for the 14-year-old boy who died in an apparent drowning Saturday at a Georgia College & State University outdoor pool.

Toxicology tests, which could take a couple weeks to complete, will be needed to determine how 14-year-old Tyrique Jackson died, said John Gonzales, Baldwin County coroner.

Jackson, of Highland Avenue, and two other boys allegedly climbed a fence that surrounds the pool, which had been closed since September, according to a college spokeswoman.

At some point, the boys who had been with Jackson left and told someone there had been a drowning. A couple Georgia College students scaled the fence and pulled Jackson from the water.

He was later pronounced dead at Oconee Regional Medical Center.

The campus police investigation of the incident could take weeks to complete, said Brittiny Johnson, college spokeswoman.

“Our officers are continuing to interview people associated with the case and will also continue to review and finalize the case file,” she said.

The final autopsy report could take months to complete, Johnson said.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.

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