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Coroner Investigating Vegas Little Leaguer Death

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File photo of a Little League baseball diamond. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

File photo of a Little League baseball diamond. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — It could take several weeks before authorities in Las Vegas know why a Little League player collapsed and died while preparing for a game at a baseball park.

An aide to Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said Friday that blood toxicology results are pending for 8-year-old Spencer Melvin.

But officials say the death appears to have been from natural causes.

Vegas Valley Baseball officials told the Las Vegas Sun (http://bit.ly/HMJ5sF) the boy was preparing for a Tuesday game at Rainbow Family Park field with the Peccole Little League when his heart stopped.

Melvin’s father and brother, as well as others at the field, couldn’t revive him.

Little League teams in the area are holding events and selling items to raise money for Melvin’s family, and a memorial was placed at the park where Melvin died.

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