Berks County police are investigating the deaths of an 8-year-old boy and his 4-year-old sister who were found hanging in the basement of their home.

Connor Snyder, 8 and Brinley Synder, 4, were found unconscious in their home on Sept. 23, 2019, around 4:37 p.m.The siblings were flown to an area hospital, went into full cardiac arrest, but were able to be resuscitated. They died four days later—just minutes apart, ABC13 reported

According to the records, the siblings were “hanging approximately three feet apart from a single wired cable with plastic coating,” FOX26 reported. Next to them were two wooden dining room chairs knocked over.

According to the affidavit, the children’s mother discovered them hanging in the basement and state police are focusing on an Xbox the 8-year-old used to view internet websites.

Investigators have removed electronic equipment from the home and wanted to examine a dog who had been living in the home at the time the children were found unconscious. Investigators reportedly sought to determine the husky-pit bull mix’s “actual weight and size,” according to CrimeOnline.

The dog had since been “given away,” according to the report.

“Assessment and ongoing case management services were previously provided to the family of Conner and Brinley Snyder through Berks County Children and Youth Services,” a representative for the Department of Human Services said.

Police are continuing to investigate. No arrests have been made.


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