Two children found dead
Glasgow Daily Times The Glasgow Daily Times Sat Aug 07, 2010, 12:38 PM CDT

GLASGOW — Two children have been found dead in southwest Barren County.

Kentucky State Police is conducting a death investigation involving two boys ages 3 and 5, according to Charles Swiney, spokesman for the Bowling Green post.

The two children were located inside a truck on at 1483 Blaine Evans Road just off Ky. 1297 two miles from the Barren-Warren county line.

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office received the initial call this afternoon about two children who were missing. Sheriff Chris Eaton said the children’s mother reported she had fallen asleep between 1 and 1:30 p.m. while watching television with the children.

Deputies along with the Barren County Rescue Squad and Barren County volunteer firefighters arrived at the residence and began searching for the boys, Swiney said.

After an exhaustive search of the property the two boys were found inside a late model truck in a vehicle on the property and their mother at that point call Kentucky State Police, Swiney said.

The mother woke up a couple of hours later and could not find the children. Their grandmother then called 911, Eaton said.

The boys had apparently trapped in the truck. They were pronounced dead at the scene by a Barren County coroner.

Names of the children are not being released at this time, Swiney said. There is no more information being released about the investigation at this time.

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Deputy Coroner Tim Gibson tells WBKO, the boys were 3-year-old Jaxon Payne and 5-year-old Dylan Payne.

Kentucky State Police are waiting on word from the medical examiner's office in Louisville regarding what killed the two boys.

Their autopsies were completed Saturday but the examiner is waiting till he reads the reports from law enforcement before determining the actual cause.

"As far as foul play goes, as of right now we don't suspect foul play, but we're not ruling that out, neither is the medical examiner," says Trooper Charles Swiney.

The two boys were found in the cab of a pickup truck at their house on Blaine Evans Road Friday afternoon, after going missing earlier in the day.

Tuesday Morning Update:
Visitation is set for 2 P.M. this afternoon for the Jaxon and Dylan Payne. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 11th, at 2 P.M. at the AF Crow and Son Funeral Home in Glasgow. They will be buried in Shiloh Cemetery.