UPDATE: 12-year-old died of natural causes

Cooper Rawat's home in Greendale
Cooper Rawat's home in Greendale

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

GREENDALE, IN (FOX19) - The Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday that a 12-year-old boy who died last year died of natural causes, based on the determination by the Dearborn County coroner.

Cooper Rawat, 12, of Greendale, was found dead in his home on Oakey Ave. in November 2009.

"In layman's terms, Cooper developed a disease process that made the blood vessels throughout his body 'leaky,'" said Dr. Tracey Corey of Louisville. "Unfortunately, when the blood vessels in his brain became 'leaky,' this caused him to suffer a fatal stroke."

Dearborn-Ohio Prosecutor Aaron Negangard said this was an extremely rare case that required consultation with some of the nation's top experts in child fatality cases.

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