2-month-old baby dies while in DCYF custody

South County

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) disclosed Monday that a 2-month-old baby died over the weekend.

The child was in temporary DCYF custody at the time, the agency said, but it’s unclear why.

Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey said the baby was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon. He tells 12 News both parents live in Westerly.

Lacey also said the father was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant for violating a no-contact order with the baby’s mother.

The investigation into the baby’s death is ongoing.

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