Texas authorities investigating ‘suspicious’ death of 3-year-old boy

Jace was reportedly ‘gagging’ when authorities were called

3-year-old’s death deemed ‘suspicious’ in Liberty County, deputies say

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy over the weekend.

Authorities told KPRC, KSAT’s sister station in Houston, that they responded to the child’s home in Cleveland on Saturday morning.

The boyfriend of the child’s mother told authorities that the child was “gagging.” First responders found the child on a recliner chair and performed CPR before they took him to the hospital.

The child, whose first name was Jace, was later pronounced dead.

LCSO told KPRC that they are in the process of interviewing witnesses and an investigation is underway. As of Sunday, Jace’s death was deemed “suspicious.”

Liberty County is located northeast of Houston.

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