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DCFS Investigating Death Of Evanston Infant

EVANSTON, Ill. (WBBM) – An autopsy conducted Sunday afternoon on an infant boy from Evanston proved inconclusive.

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Authorities said 5-week-old Joseph Heaton was found unresponsive in his home on Oakton Street in Evanston Saturday. He was pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital Saturday aftneroon.

A spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said they’re investigating allegations of abuse in the death of the child.

The department has not had prior contact with the family.

An autopsy conducted Sunday afternoon on an infant boy from Evanston proved inconclusive.

Evanston Police and DCFS are investigating the death.

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