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Forsyth County Authorities Investigating Teen's Death

The cause of death of the 15-year-old is unknown pending an autopsy and two adults remain in custody on unrelated charges.

is investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy who was found unconscious in the backyard of a home located near Lake Lanier.

According to the incident report, authorities arrived at 9035 Walnut Cove Court in Gainesville on Monday morning around 8:37 a.m.

Prior to their arrival, EMS had taken Trey Scott Spencer, of Fairlane Trail, also in Gainesville, to , where he was pronounced dead.

The incident report states authorities met with Robert Lancaster, 46, and his son Ethan Lancaster, 14. The younger Lancaster said that he and his friend Trey had been drinking bourbon, smoking marijuana, huffing dust cleaner and taking Klonopin (used to treat certain types of seizures and to relieve panic attacks) tablets Sunday night.

At about 10:30 p.m. Amelia Lancaster, 18, said she told her brother to come inside for the night and that Spencer was standing by her car in the driveway. The siblings told authorities that they thought Spencer went home when she called her brother inside.

The 14-year-old told authorities when he woke up Monday morning he went outside and found Spencer laying in the backyard unresponsive. He then ran inside and told his father and an ambulance was called.

Robert and Laura Lancaster had just returned home from a trip to St. Simon's Island around 6 a.m. Monday.

Following a search warrant of the home, which was found in "deplorable conditions," authorities arrested the parents of the siblings.

Robert Lancaster, 46, and his wife, Laura Lancaster, 52, were taken into custody and charged with second-degree cruelty to children on Monday, Nov. 28.

The charges are based on the conditions inside the home, said Major Dan Jagoe of the Criminal Investigations Division. Investigators discovered dead animals, feces, bugs, trash and other debris inside.

"It just wasn't clean, it was terrible," said Jagoe.

The Lancasters remain at the with no bond at this time. They are scheduled to see a Magistrate Judge on Wednesday, Nov. 30, according to Capt. Tim House of the FCSO.

An autopsy is being performed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Decatur to find out how Spencer, a student a , died.

The circumstances surrounding this incident were tragic, said Jagoe.

"Our young people need to know that these things are dangerous, you can't do these things," he said.

The investigation into the cause of death is ongoing.

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