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ACS Opens Investigation Into Death of 4-Month-Old Boy at NYC Day Care

What to Know

  • A 4-month-old baby died after being found unresponsive during a nap at his Brooklyn day care, sources say
  • The boy was identified as Ayden Perez; his family has no history or case with the city's Administration for Children's Services
  • No criminality is suspected at this point

The city's child welfare agency has opened an investigation into the death of a 4-month-old boy who died at a Brooklyn day care. 

The Administration for Children's Services confirmed the investigation Saturday into the death of Ayden Perez. 

"Our top priority is protecting the safety and wellbeing of all children in New York City," said spokeswoman Chanel Caraway. "We are investigating this case." 

Ayden was napping in a crib at his day care on Blake Avenue in Brownsville when a worker went to check on him Friday afternoon, law enforcement sources said. The baby wasn't breathing, and staff immediately started CPR as 911 was called. 

EMS rushed the boy to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The medical examiner will determine a cause of death.

The baby had been at day care with several other children, according to sources.

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