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DCFS investigates death of boy found unresponsive in bathtub in Park Manor

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State child welfare authorities are investigating the death of a 6-year-old boy who was found unresponsive in a bathtub early Friday in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood.

A family member found the boy in the bathtub about 4:45 a.m. in the 7400 block of South Evans, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The boy, who lived a few blocks away in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of neglect in connection with the boy’s death and the investigation was pending Friday morning, department spokeswoman Alissandra Calderon said. DCFS has not had any prior contact with the family.

Autopsy results were pending Saturday.

Area Central detectives were conducting a death investigation.