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Authorities are investigating the circumstances leading to the death of a 5 year-old boy who reportedly had difficulty breathing at a Michigan City daycare on Monday. Police reports say at 12:14pm Emergency, fire and police personnel rushed to Tricia's Playhouse and Daycare in the 1800 block of Michigan Blvd. in reference to the boy, The child was then transported to a Michigan City hospital for treatment but after arrival the child was unable to recover and was pronounced dead by the hospital medical staff. A forensic autopsy will be conducted on Tuesday with additional information to be provided once results are back and investigators conclude additional interviews. The name of the child is being withheld pending family notification.
According to Police Chief Mark Swistek, the death is being investigated by the Michigan City Ppolice Department, with the assistance of the La Porte County Prosecutor's Office and the La Porte County Coroner's Office.
Anyone who may have information related to this investigation is asked to contact Investigative Division Commander Lt. Cary Brinkman at 219 874-3221 extension #310.
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