Toxicology results shed little light on murder of twins by Sanford mom

The medical examiner released toxicology results in the deaths of 5-year-old twins Ava and Ahmed Jackson Tuesday.


The results did not clarify how the children were murdered by their mother, Cattoreia Hutto, who committed suicide by jumping off the 417 bridge over Lake Jesup in October.

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The report states that nothing was found in the children’s system that would have caused their deaths.

The medical examiner listed the official cause of death as “Homicide by unknown means” with “findings consistent with asphyxia death.”

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Hutto also did not have anything in her system, according to her toxicology report.

Investigators with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office did a well-being check at the family’s home on Alexander Avenue in Sanford after Hutto committed suicide.

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The officers who first arrived at the home found the children laying in their beds peacefully and initially thought Ava and Ahmad were sleeping at first, but determined they were dead upon further inspection.

It is still unknown why Hutto killed her children and then took her own life.

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