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DCFS Investigating Death Of 4-Month Old From Harvey

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The father of a four-month old Harvey boy who died this weekend is being investigated.

Not a lot of information is being released but Dave Clarkin from DCFS says they are looking at the baby’s dad.

“DCFS is investigating the father for an allegation of neglect and that investigation is pending,” said Clarkin.

Aiden Fourte was pronounced dead at his home on Saturday.

Clarkin says they’re called in when death by neglect of mistreatment is suspected.

“We only investigate allegations of abuse or neglect where there is reason to believe that the cause of death due to mistreatment or neglect,” said Clarkin.

DCFS gets 250,000 calls a year about possible child abuse, and investigates 100,000 of those cases.

An autopsy Sunday was inconclusive pending further studies.