Mysterious Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The deaths of two seven-year-old Omaha girls within a month has doctors and their families looking for a cause.

Medical officials do not think the two deaths are connected but they are not sure what caused the children to die. The parents of both girls say they were healthy. Autopsies are being performed.

Elizabeth Wessling had complained of a stomachache and went to bed early Saturday. When her father came home from work, he found her cold to the touch and performed CPR. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Three weeks ago, Satorreia Pope died in her sleep after complaining of a slight cough.

University of Nebraska Medical Center pediatrician John Walburn says some Omaha parents will panic when they hear of the two mysterious deaths.

His advice is not to change your routine and always follow your gut. He says if your child appears ill, it is a good idea to check with your health care provider to see if there's anything else to look for.

The autopsy report on Pope could be back this week. The report on Wessling may not be final until late April.


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