7-year-old boy found dead in ‘accidental hanging’ in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 7-year-old boy was found dead early Thursday in what authorities are calling an “accidental hanging.”

Police responded to a home on Ferrell Court in Winston-Salem around 1:04 a.m. after a report that a child had been found hanging and unresponsive.

Details of the accident have not been released.

The child, who was found by his parents, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy is pending.

No other information was provided. The investigation is ongoing.

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