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Green Bay mother, child deaths ruled murder-suicide


GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Brown County's Medical Examiner says the deaths of a mother and son earlier this week has been ruled a murder-suicide.

In a statement from the Green Bay Police Department, Medical Examiner Al Klimek released preliminary autopsy results on 9-year-old Damien Veraghen and 33-year-old April Veraghen.

Damian Veraghen died as the result of manual suffocation. It is suspected that he was medicated prior to the suffocation, but toxicology results are still pending.

April Veraghen died as the result on a combination of prescription medication toxicity and hypoxia due to suffocation. That is considered a self-inflicted act.

Police officers responded to a welfare check at an apartment in the 500 block of S. Fisk Street, on the city's west side Tuesday around 9:30 a.m. When they arrived, cops found both April Veraghen and her son dead.