2-month-old boy dies whereas within the custody of DCYF – Fall River Reporter

A 2 month old boy tragically died on Sunday.

According to Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey, the incident was reported to the police by forensic medicine at 1:50 p.m. Police found that the child was taken to the hospital by the parents shortly after 11:00 a.m. and pronounced dead at 12:23 p.m. after resuscitation failed.

Lacey said an autopsy was performed and the results are yet to be confirmed.

Both parents live in Westerly.

The father was arrested on a pending arrest warrant and non-contact violation, with the mother being the protected party.

The boy was in DCYF provisional custody at the time of his death.

The investigation continues.

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