Sheriff: Toddler's body found on porch of N. Carolina home

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Posted: Mar 15, 2017 5:48 PM

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — Investigators are looking into the death of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found on the porch of a house in North Carolina a day after his birthday.

A statement from the Burke County Sheriff's Office said a motorist who called 911 on Wednesday morning said they thought there may be a child lying on the front porch of a Morganton home, about 75 miles northwest of Charlotte.

Deputies arrived shortly before 8 a.m. and found the boy's body. Sheriff Steve Whisenant confirmed that the boy's mother and her boyfriend were asleep in the house at the time.

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An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.