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Police Chief Ed Tischler has said police will release more information when it becomes available.
Police Chief Ed Tischler has said police will release more information when it becomes available.

Garrett Phillips' death declared a homicide

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Potsdam police said Friday in a press release that 12-year-old Garrett Phillips' death has been listed as a homicide in initial autopsy reports.

The release said other information will be made available when the final report is received. The police say they are investigating leads, and they haven't listed a suspect or person of interest in the investigation.

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Nora Flaherty
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After hearing noise from the apartment Phillips shared with his mother early Monday evening, a neighbor called police. They found Phillips unconscious when they arrived. EMTs performed CPR and took Phillips to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at around 8:00.

Phillips’ funeral was Friday morning.

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