The Carter County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the Tuesday afternoon death of a 4-year-old boy.
Shortly after noon, sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call about a boy who did not appear to be breathing. When deputies arrived at the residence, located at 340 Lovers Lane in Elizabethton, they discovered the boy, Cody Cox, and called emergency medical services.
The boy was transported to the Johnson City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered, and is expected to be completed by this evening.