Autopsy: Berwyn toddler died after accidental fall from height

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State welfare officials are investigating allegations of neglect against the father of a west suburban 2-year-old boy who died in a fall on Sunday.

Jamari Chavis was taken from the 1200 block of Harlem Avenue in Berwyn about 2:15 p.m. Sunday to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead about an hour later.

An autopsy Tuesday found that the child died of blunt force injuries of the head after a fall from a height, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled an accident.

The Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services is looking into claims that Jamari’s father was neglectful, DCFS spokeswoman Veronica Resa said.

The agency has not had contact with Jamari’s family before, and there are no other children in the home, Resa said.

Berwyn police could not be reached to provide further details.

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