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Tuesday, 5 February, 2002, 10:07 GMT
Tests as boy is found dead
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Further tests are to be carried out in a bid to determine the cause of death of a teenager from Wrexham.

John Ellis Rogers, 13, was found unconscious in the living room of his home in Moorland Avenue by his father in the early hours of Monday.


He always looked after his mum and was a great older brother to his two sisters and brother

Julia Edwards, Neighbour

A neighbour has recalled how she battled to save the life of the youngster after hearing his mother's screams.

Neighbours rushed in when they heard the cries of Michelle but attempts to revive the youngster failed.

Julia Edwards, who lives opposite, said: "It was about 2am and I was woken up by Michelle, who was hysterical outside.

"I have had some nurse training so I went over and gave John CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Sadly it didn't help."

Tragedy

Ms Edwards added: "I just did what anyone would do and it is just tragic that he has died.

"He was a lovely, quiet lad who has never been any trouble.

"He always looked after his mum and was a great older brother to his two sisters and brother."

The youngster's family have been too upset to speak about the tragedy.

An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned on Monday.

North East Wales Coroner John Hughes said post mortem tests had been carried out and he was awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

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