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DCFS Investigates Death of 3-Month-Old



    The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the death of a 3-month-old boy who died Saturday after being found unresponsive in his south suburban Chicago Heights home.

    Fredrick Washington, 3 months, was found unresponsive in his home and pronounced dead at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at St. James Hospital and Health Center in Chicago Heights, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

    DCFS spokesman Kendall Marlowe said the department is investigating Washington’s death. The department has had prior contact with the family, but further information was not immediately available, he said.

    An autopsy is scheduled for later Sunday, the medical examiner’s office said.

    Chicago Heights police are investigating, but were not immediately available for comment Sunday afternoon.