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Lincoln Police investigating child's death

A 23 month old Lincoln boy is dead and Police are saying he didn't die of natural causes.

Lincoln police say right now, they're still trying to piece together the events that lead to the death.  Police aren't releasing much information at this point about the death of a young boy in Lincoln earlier this week. What we do know at this point is that they do not believe he died of natural causes.

We spoke to neighbors today who are still wondering what happened. Tuesday night emergency crews rushed to this home in the Belmont neighborhood. The reports were on a child not breathing inside was 23 month old Carter Vetter who crews were unable to revive, he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

One neighbor says she saw an EMT carrying the boy in his arms out of the home. "I saw an EMT rushing to the ambulance with the child; it's heartbreaking you don't want any harm to come to any child," Shawna Conrad said.

Neighbor Rex King says their street is fairly quiet, so when he got home from work on Tuesday he knew something was wrong.  "I came home and there is ambulances fire trucks and 4–5 law enforcement vehicles," King said.

Officer Katie Flood says they are actively still investigating the case.  "An autopsy the following morning revealed that the 23 month old boy did not die of natural causes...we are currently interviewing people who had contact with him that day and the investigation is ongoing," Officer Flood said.

Carter's father Troy Vetter wrote on his Facebook about his son saying, "Thank you to all of you supporting me and my is appreciated more than you can imagine...I love you Carter..."

Carter Vetter's funeral is scheduled for Saturday morning. We are continuing to follow this story and will bring you more when it's available.

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