10-week-old infant dies at day care in Mendon, authorities say

MENDON, MASS. (WHDH) - Police in Mendon are investigating the death of an infant Tuesday at a church in the town.

The Worcester County District Attorney’s office says a 10-week-old boy was found unresponsive around 6:30 p.m by his mother at a day care inside the Bethany Community Church.

The child was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to District Attorney Joseph Early.

The infant’s mother was so distraught that she needed medical attention herself. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care told 7News that Bethany Community Church did not have a license because it is a private K-12 school. In 1996, the “private” status granted the church a license exemption. The exemption, however, did not include infant care. The facility is now under investigation.

State Police detectives are investigating but say, right now, they do not believe there was any foul play.

The boy has not been identified by investigators.

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