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Police find foster mom who is connected to toddler’s death

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Posted at 1:20 PM, May 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-12 18:50:45-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. — Sheriff’s deputies say that Hope Perdue was found in a garage of a home near the one she shared with her husband David Perdue.

The sheriff’s office tells CBS 6 that David Perdue is not a suspect. Perdue told deputies he saw his wife walk out a backdoor and into the woods after he called 911 to report the unconscious child, according to a report from WDBJ7.

Hope Mcvey Perdue (PHOTO: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

Hope Mcvey Perdue (PHOTO: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

Investigators are trying to determine the toddler’s cause of death.

The child’s name has not been released.