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10-month-old boy in Providence drowns in bathtub, police say

Providence police are investigating the death of an infant who apparently drowned in a bathtub after being left alone by the child’s mother this weekend.

The incident took place this weekend at 244 Chad Brown St., Providence Police Major David Lapatin wrote in an email Monday.

“A 10 month old boy was found in the bathtub, drowned,” he wrote Monday. “The mother had left him alone. We are still in the middle of the investigation. Nothing to report.”

The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families had “previous involvement with the family,” but not at the time of this incident, according to Kerri White, a spokeswoman for the state’s Office of Health and Human Services.

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“Due to confidentiality, I cannot share further details,” White told the Globe in an email Tuesday.

This is a developing story and will be updated when new information becomes available.


John R. Ellement can be reached at john.ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe. Alexa Gagosz can be reached at alexa.gagosz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @alexagagosz and on Instagram @AlexaGagosz.