Dane Co. authorities investigate death of teen

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DANE COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV)--- Authorities are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a 17-year-old boy on Friday night.

Elise Schaffer, a spokesperson with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies were called to the 4600 block of Dennis Drive in the town of Burke around 11:30 p.m. for a report of an unconscious male who was not breathing.

Schaffer said life-saving efforts were performed at the scene by friends of the teen and emergency responders, but the teen was later pronounced dead at a Madison hospital.

Schaffer said the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy on Saturday to determine the official cause/manner of death. They are waiting on test results to make a final determination.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Tip Line at (608) 284-6900. All callers can remain anonymous.