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Authorities: Death Of Boy, 8, Investigated As Suspicious

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey are calling the death of an 8-year-old boy suspicious and say they’re investigating.

Police say officers responded to an apartment in Newark Sunday morning for a report that a child wasn’t breathing.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office says it is investigating.

An autopsy is planned.

A spokeswoman for the office couldn’t immediately provide further details of the incident.

WPIX-TV reports friends, neighbors and family attended a candlelight vigil for the boy.

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