Police Investigating Death Of 17-Month Old At Perth Amboy Day Care

PERTH AMBOY — Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 17-month-old boy who was under the supervision of a Perth Amboy day care center, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Perth Amboy Acting Chief E.J. McDonald of the Perth Amboy Police Department announced.

The child, a Carteret resident whose name is being withheld at this time, was pronounced dead at 11:22 a.m. on Monday, at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy.


The investigation began after police received a 911 call at 10:35 a.m. on May 17, from Maggie’s Little School, a day care center on Parker Street in Perth Amboy.

Police arrived and attempted to revive the child, who was taken to the city hospital.

The results of an autopsy being conducted today by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office were not immediately available.

The investigation is continuing. Authorities are asking anyone with information about the case to call Detective Ralph Cruz of the Perth Amboy Police Department at (732) 442-4400, or Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4471.

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