Authorities in North Carolina on Thursday identified the 3-year-old boy found dead earlier this month on the front porch of a home after he wandered outside of the home during a freezing night.

Authorities said there were no signs of trauma on Landyn Melton’s body. A toxicology report is due in two weeks.  

On March 15, police were alerted by a driver who passed the Burke County home and saw the boy’s body. Burke County is outside Charlotte.

When the first deputy arrived, the temperature was in the mid-20s, reported. Overnight temperatures dipped to below zero.

Investigators said they found the inside door of the home open when they arrived , but the storm door most likely closed at some point…

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