2-year-old dies one week after fire that claimed his brother

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A 2-year-old boy critically burned in a South Memphis house fire died Monday, exactly one week after police say his mother left the boy and his brother home alone.

According to Memphis police, Catereon Dunn, 2, passed away Monday after fighting for his life for more than a week.

The news came just two days after his brother, Ladareon Dunn, 3, was buried.

According to investigators, last Monday the boys' mother, Melanie Dunn, left the children home alone while she ran errands.

Ladareon was pronounced dead at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center that same day.  Catereon was critically injured, but officials at Le Bonheur quit releasing public updates regarding his condition after the state gained custody of him.

Investigators with the Memphis Fire Department have yet to rule on the cause of the fire, and the District Attorney's office has not charged Melanie Dunn, although a spokesman says the case is far from over.

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