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Coroner rules infant’s death in southwest Las Vegas ‘natural’

Updated April 12, 2018 - 7:28 am

A 10-month-old boy found dead inside his southwest valley home last year died from natural causes, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.

Michael Taulanga’s mother called police on Sept. 7 after she discovered the boy was not breathing. Las Vegas abuse and neglect detectives investigated the boy’s death, which is standard protocol when a child dies, police said.

Taulanga died from parainfluenza pneumonia, a respiratory virus. The coroner ruled his death was natural.

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