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The circumstances surrounding the death of a 2-year-old Roane County boy remain under investigation, but authorities have determined a cause of death.
An autopsy was conducted on Clifford Dotson on Friday. Roane County Sheriff’s Office investigator Art Wolff said preliminary findings indicate the boy died of severe malnutrition.
Wolff said he was notified at 4:50 a.m. on May 3 that a mother had taken a toddler to Fort Loudoun Medical Center in Lenoir City.
Wolff said the toddler was dead on arrival.
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