Missouri boy’s death linked to E. coli

The Columbia Daily Tribune is reporting a 2-year-old Howard County boy died yesterday as a result of E. coli poisoning.

The Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed this morning the victim was Coy Boley of the New Franklin area, and it also confirmed the boy’s death was linked to E. coli. An autopsy had not yet been conducted.

The boy died around 7 a.m. yesterday at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia.

The New Franklin Police Department said the boy’s home was not within city limits, and the Howard County Sheriff’s Department could not be reached for comment to confirm whether it is conducting a death investigation.