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Foul Play Not Ruled Out In Death Of Seven-Year-Old Michael Kingsbury

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D.C. police are continuing the investigation into the death of a 7-year-old boy with autism. Assistant Chief Peter Newsham says the initial autopsy doesn't show signs of trauma, but they aren't ruling out foul play.

Police are trying to figure out more than just how Michael Kingsbury died, but also how and when he got into the vehicle where he was eventually found in near his Trinidad home.

Assistant Chief Newsham says a veteran investigator saw the first sign of Kingsbury while looking in the car.

"We're speculating, but I would attribute his time on the police department being a seasoned youth division detective that he was able to see something that maybe the others didn't," Newsham says.

Police say Kingsbury's family and several officers had already looked inside the vehicle and its unclear whether the child was already locked inside when the search began.

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