Sheriff’s homicide detectives Monday were investigating the death of a 12-year-old boy in Palmdale, authorities said.

Anthony Williams of Palmdale died at Palmdale Regional Medical Center about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. An autopsy was pending to determine the cause of death, Winter said.

The boy was taken to the hospital from the 1100 block of West Avenue N- 8, the Sheriff’s Information Bureau reported.

According to news reports from the scene, the boy suffered an asthma attack, and investigators want to know if his parents did what they could for him.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, (323) 890-5500; or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS.

— City News Service

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