The boys were found dead in the living room of an apartment located upstairs from a reptile store, early yesterday morning. The snake somehow got out of its enclosure, made its way into the ventilation system and into the living room where the two boys were sleeping.
The owner captured the snake, which has been identified as an African rock python, and it has since been put down. It's been sent for a necropsy to confirm the type of snake and to help understand why it attacked.
Autopsies are being performed on the two boys today.