Officials looking into criminal charges months after death of 7-year-old boy


    Ethan Hauschultz (Photo courtesy of Andrea Everett)

    MILWAUKEE (WLUK) -- Milwaukee and Manitowoc officials are working together to file criminal charges in the case of 7-year-old Ethan Hauschultz, months after his suspicious death.

    The Manitowoc Sheriff's Office made the announcement Wednesday.

    Hauschultz was found unresponsive around 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, in a relative's home.

    At that time, authorities said his death was "suspicious" but wouldn't release anymore information.

    On Thursday afternoon, Hauschultz's mother, Andrea Everett contacted FOX 11 and released the following statement:

    I’m happy justice is finally going to be served for my son Ethan. It affects my family and me every single day and I will do whatever it takes to get justice for my son.

    An autopsy was performed April 23. Following that autopsy, investigators said they were looking into a residence in the Town of Newton, where Hauschultz died.

    "When I got there Ethan did not have a heart beat and his temperature was 23 degrees. They worked on him for five hours, giving him CPR the entire time, and still couldn't get a heartbeat. There was no brain activity," Hauchultz's mother told FOX 11 days after her son's body was found.



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