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Baby Boy Dies After Being Found Unresponsive During Nap at NYC Day Care: Sources

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

An infant boy died at the hospital after a day care worker noticed he wasn't breathing in his crib during a nap in Brooklyn, according to law enforcement sources.

The four-month-old baby, identified as Ayden Perez, was at day care at 423 Blake Ave. in Brownsville and napping in a crib when a worker went to check on him Friday afternoon, 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 source said there was no sign of trauma, and no criminality was suspected at this point. 

The baby had been at day care with several other children, according to sources. A spokeswoman for the Administration for Children's Services on Friday said the family of the baby has no current case or history with them.

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

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