During the cold snap that has washed over Texas, an 11-year-old boy died of suspected hypothermia when his mobile home lost power.
Houston Chronicle reports Criton Pacvon of Peneda found dead in his bed on Monday after spending some timeout in the snow.
His mother Elisa Pineda said on Thursday it was his first time seeing the snow and "that's why he was excited outside."
"Everything was well. He was not at all sick."
The family moved from Honduras to Texas, two years ago. They were staying in a mobile home at Conroe, which lost the power early Monday morning when the temperature had plunged into single digits.
His 3-year-old stepbrother, whom he shared the bed with was fine.
“He was already dead,” Pineda recalled of finding her boy’s lifeless body around 2 p.m. Monday.
An autopsy on Cristina’s body was performed Thursday but it will take several weeks before a cause of death is determined, Conroe Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jeff Smith told the Houston Chronicle.
He said that the 11-year-old was a healthy child. He described that the family was living in a poorly insulated home.
The family has since launched a GoFundMe page to help raise funds to send Cristian’s remains to his native Honduras.