Crime

Maine State Police investigate death of 3-year-old boy


HOWLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy.

Maine State Police were notified by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office about the death of the boy from the Penobscot County town of Howland at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement Sunday from a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Per protocol, the state police Major Crimes Unit is called to investigate the death of any child in Maine 3 years of age or younger, the statement said.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of the death.

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No additional information was made public. The investigation is ongoing.

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