DCFS investigating death of 1-month-old boy on West Side

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State child welfare investigators are looking into the death of a 1-month-old boy from the north suburbs who died Sunday morning in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

Emergency crews were called to a report of an unresponsive infant about 9:15 a.m. at a home in the 900 block of North Lorel, according to Chicago Police.

Bronell Howard was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead at 10:16 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Bronell lived in the 2600 block of 20th Street in Zion, authorities said. An autopsyon Monday was inconclusive pending further studies.

DCFS investigators are looking into the case, agency spokeswoman Veronica Resa said. It was not immediately clear Monday which of Bronell’s caretakers were being investigated, or if the inquiry was regarding abuse or neglect.

Allegations of neglect against Bronell’s mother and her boyfriend from April are still under investigation, Resa said.

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