February 20 – According to several U.S. media reports, an 11-year-old healthy boy was found dead in his home bed during a historic cold current in Texas, when the house could not be heated due to a power failure.
According to the New York Post and other media reports on the 19th, the boy named Christian Peneda was found dead in his bed at home on the 15th, covered with a pile of blankets while sleeping.
When his family tried to wake him up on the 16th, they found that they had not received any response. Christian’s mother said that the mobile house they lived in had previously lost power, when the temperature had plummeted to single digits.
The local government is investigating whether Christian died of hypothermia.
In an interview, Smith, a local police spokesman, said that Christian’s body was autopsyed on the 18th, but it would take several weeks to determine the cause of death.” He used to be a healthy child,” Smith said.
This week, a devastating storm caused power outages for more than 4 million people in Texas, and also affected several neighboring states. According to the Washington Post, at least 47 people died in the cold current.
Some are believed to have died from cold or indoor fires, while others have died of carbon monoxide poisoning.