Death of 10-year-old Athol boy under investigation

July 16, 2013, 9:19 am


ATHOL, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating the unexplained death of a 10-year-old boy in Athol earlier this month.

Lt. Kevin Heath confirmed Monday that the boy was taken from a home in town to a Worcester hospital on July 8.

A spokeswoman for the Northwestern district attorney's office tells The Recorder of Greenfield ( ) that the boy was suffering from an abdominal injury and died last Wednesday, two days after he was brought to the hospital.

His name was not made public.

Spokeswoman Mary Carey says state police assigned to the office and Athol police continue to investigate.

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Information from: The (Greenfield, Mass.) Recorder,

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