Police Investigating Deaths of Father, Son Found Unresponsive Inside Garden Grove Home

Police in Garden Grove are investigating the deaths of a 7-year-old boy, and his father who were found unresponsive inside a home Saturday morning.

Police investigate the circumstances behind the death of a man and his 7-year-old son in a Garden Grove home on Oct. 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Police investigate the circumstances behind the death of a man and his 7-year-old son in a Garden Grove home on Oct. 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Just before 9 a.m. officers were dispatched to a call about a possible suicide at a converted garage in the 12400 block of Meade Street, the Garden Grove Police Department announced in a news release.

The 911 caller pulled the boy out of the home before officers arrived on scene. Responding officers immediately began life-saving efforts on the child, but he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Officers located the body of the boy's 62-year-old father inside the home, police said.

There were no obvious signs of trauma on the bodies and no weapons were recovered officials said.

Sgt. William Allison said police are working to determine whether the deaths were intentional or accidental.

The man lived in the detached garage that had been converted into an apartment he was renting from the landlord. The man and the boy's mother were divorced, had joint custody of the boy, and the mother did not live at the location.

Sgt. Brian Dalton said a worker shut down the gas supply to the entire residence, but wouldn't say if the home was filled with gas and may have contributed to the deaths.

"My thoughts go out to the family," said neighbor Jacob Filip. "I mourn for them. I have a kid of my own so I know how devastating that could be."