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Essex County Prosecutor's Office Probes Death Of 3-Year-Old Boy

395 Union Ave., in Irvington.
395 Union Ave., in Irvington. Photo Credit: Google Maps

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy.

First responders found the child unconscious inside of an apartment at 395 Union Ave., in Irvington around 3:30 p.m. last Thursday, RLS Media reports.

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Neighbors told the outlet they watched helplessly as EMS performed CPR on the boy's lifeless body.

Law enforcement agents then took a man believed to be the boy's father into a vehicle belonging to the prosecutor's office around 9 p.m., after hours of investigating, authorities said.

Irvington Township Mayor Tony Vauss reportedly declined comment to RLS Media due to an open investigation, but expressed condolences. 

A spokesperson for the prosecutor's office said only that an investigation was under way as of Monday morning.

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