CHICAGO — Two baby-sitters are being investigated by state family services after a 6-month-old boy died Sunday, authorities said.
Kenneth Rivera was found unresponsive about 10 a.m. Sunday in a Douglas home in the 2700 block of South Dearborn Street, police said. He was in the care of at least one baby-sitter, according to police.
Kenneth, who lived in the 4700 block of South King Drive, was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and pronounced dead at 10:41 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. An autopsy has not yet been completed.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the child's two baby-sitters for allegations of neglect, agency spokesman Dave Clarkin said.
DCFS has no prior reports involving either baby-sitter, Clarkin said. The baby-sitters were not licensed by DCFS, he said.
Police are conducting a death investigation and have not made any arrests in the case, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
Clarkin said DCFS encourages child-care providers to review the agency's "ABC's" guidelines for safe sleep, which advises that babies sleep alone, on their backs and in a safe crib.