Coroner closes investigation into 8-year-old boy's suicide

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Posted: Jul 06, 2017 4:10 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — A coroner says her second investigation into the January death of an 8-year-old Ohio boy whose mother said was bullied at school has been closed with no additions to the original suicide finding.

Hamilton County's coroner issued a statement Thursday saying a review of additional investigative information regarding Gabriel Taye found nothing that would alter the death certificate. Authorities opened Gabriel's grave in June to remove an electronic tablet buried with him to see if it might provide additional information about what led to his death.

The county prosecutor also was investigating. A prosecutor's spokeswoman says that office hasn't released any findings.

The family's attorneys issued a statement saying Gabriel's family appreciates the coroner's "attempt to determine the contributing factors that caused his death," and they will continue their investigation.