By Julie Loncich, WBZ-TV


AUBURN (CBS) –Authorities executed a second search warrant at the home where EMTs found one young child dead and another toddler unresponsive Saturday.

Investigators carried boxes of evidence out of 2 Pheasant Court just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early spent nearly two hours inside the home, but wouldn’t elaborate on the investigation into the death of 2-year-old Avalena Conway-Coxon.

“We haven’t even labeled it criminal at this point. We can’t prejudge an investigation,” said Early.

The second toddler rushed to the hospital over the weekend, a girl less than 2 years old, remains in critical condition.

“The situation is dire. She is still very critical, very critical condition,” said Early.

Investigators on scene of an Auburn home where a young foster child died. (Julie Loncich/WBZ)

Investigators on scene of an Auburn home where a young foster child died. (Julie Loncich/WBZ)

Avalena’s autopsy has been conducted. Her biological grandfather tells WBZ-TV her body has been released to her family.

The DA wouldn’t comment on the cause or manner of her death, only saying they await toxicology results.

The foster mother has not returned to the home, nor has she been arrested or charged. Her 3 children and another foster child are in DCF custody.

Gov. Charlie Baker said on Tuesday that his office continues to look into ways the state can improve the system of review for foster parents.

On Monday, DCF officials said that three case workers who working with the foster home in Auburn were unlicensed.

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