Monday, February 04, 2013
COUNTY - A Western Pennsylvania coroner says a toddler found dead
in a bathtub accidentally drowned.
Indiana County Coroner Michael Baker says thirteen month-old Ryden
Thomas of White Township was found unresponsive Saturday night in a bathtub. He was pronounced dead at Indiana Regional
Medical Center. Baker says preliminary
autopsy results showed no evidence of trauma or physical abuse to Ryden. He says the boy was in good health at the
time of the accident. The coroner says
the boy's mother told authorities that she left Ryden in the bathtub with his
two and three year-old siblings for a few minutes while she tended to another
matter. When she returned, Ryden was reportedly face-down in the water.