Burrillville, RI Police Investigating 15-Month-Old’s Death

Boy found unresponsive by his parents


The Burrillville, Rhode Island, Police Department has launched an investigation into the death of a 15-month-old boy in the northwest Rhode Island town earlier this week.

Maj. Dennis Leahey says the boy was found unresponsive by his parents inside their home just after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The child was treated at the scene by members of the Pascoag and Harrisville fire departments. He was rushed to Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, where he was later pronounced dead.

Leahey says it's routine for his department to probe any sudden deaths, regardless of the deceased's age.

Police say the cause of death will be determined by an autopsy conducted by the state Medical Examiner's Office.

Leahey declined to comment on whether the death is being considered suspicious.

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