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Athol child’s death investigated

ATHOL — Local and state police are investigating the unexplained death last week of a local child.

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has not released the identity of the child, a 10-year-old Athol boy.

Lt. Kevin Heath confirmed the boy was taken to the hospital from 230 Exchange St. on Monday, but referred further questions to the DA’s office.

DA spokeswoman Mary Carey said Massachusetts State Police assigned to the office and Athol police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the boy’s death.

The boy was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester on July 8, suffering from an abdominal injury, and was pronounced dead July 10.

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