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Wallingford Baby Died of Asphyxia: Coroner


The medical examiner has ruled the death of a 13-month-old baby boy in Wallingford an accident.

Caleb Riley died of asphyxia and body compression. 

Caleb and his mother, Kathryn McCormack, 27, were found unresponsive inside 102 High Street on Friday afternoon and paramedics pronounced them dead at the scene. 

McCormack was found on the floor of her basement on top of her infant son, police said.

Investigators said they found illegal narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia near the bodies.

The cause of McCormack's death has not been determined. It is pending further study.

McCormack's fiancé and Caleb's father found his family unreponsive on Friday afternoon and made a franntic call to to 911, police said.

The family will receive family and friends at the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

A funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. directly at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 65 North Main St., Wallingford.

Interment will be in In Memoriam Cemetery in Wallingford. In lieu of flowers, gifts in their memory may be sent to the Counsel of Churches (Support Court), 1100 Boston Ave., Building 5A, Bridgeport, CT 06610.

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