Fixing cause of death of twin babies will take months, coroner says

Autopsies have been completed on seven-month-old twin boys who died on a northern Saskatchewan reserve, but the provincial coroner says it could be three months before a cause of death is determined.

Autopsies have been completed on seven-month-old twin boys who died on a northern Saskatchewan
reserve, but the provincial coroner says it could be three months before a cause of death is determined.

It will take time to get results from several tests on the babies, who were from the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation. The tests include toxicology panels and microbiology cultures.

RCMP said earlier this week that a family member called for help after the boys were found not breathing at a home on the reserve near Loon Lake, Sask.

The twins were taken to the health centre where they were pronounced dead.

The family has asked for privacy.

An RCMP spokesman has said that, as with all sudden deaths, investigators are treating the case as suspicious until proven otherwise.