Police, coroner investigate possible hanging deaths of 2 young siblings

KEMPTON, Pa. (AP/KWCH) — A coroner says more testing is needed to determine what caused the deaths of an 8-year-old boy and his 4-year-old sister.

CBS Philly reports details in a search warrant application state the children's mother reported finding them hanging in the basement of their Berks County home on Sept. 23.

Emergency crews revived them, but Conner Snyder and his sister, Brinley Snyder, both died three days after they were found unconscious in their home in Albany Township, Berks County.

An autopsy performed Monday was inconclusive. The coroner says forensic testing is needed before he can rule on the cause and manner of death.

Pennsylvania State Police and the district attorney’s office are also investigating. No arrests have been made.