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10-year-old's death not suspicious, police say

Posted April 22, 2009 1:25 p.m. EDT

— Rocky Mount police say a 10-year-old boy who died Monday morning was not the victim of an assault.

Police said they were looking at whether the child's death was suspicious. Officers received a report Saturday afternoon of an alleged assault.

The boy, identified Wednesday as Daekwon Brodie, was taken to a local hospital and later transferred to Pitt Memorial Hospital, where he died.

"Subsequent investigation has determined that no assault had occurred; therefore, no further investigation of this matter is warranted," the police department said in a statement.

The department declined to comment further on the case.