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Child, unresponsive at Bragg day care, later dies

Posted March 16, 2012 8:52 a.m. EDT
Updated March 16, 2012 1:47 p.m. EDT

— Fort Bragg officials are investigating the death of a 4-month-old boy who became unresponsive at a day care center on post and died.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that Fort Bragg spokesman Ben Abel says the boy first became unresponsive Friday. He was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he died.

Army Criminal Investigation Command is looking into the death of the child, whose name was not released.

Between 2007 and early 2011, a dozen infants and toddlers who lived on post with their families died under mysterious circumstances. The Army and the Consumer Product Safety Commission tested the military housing where the children lived but couldn't find an environmental link to their deaths.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer