Sad and Disturbing News

Our thoughts are with the family of the little boy as well as the first responders who arrived at the scene.

There was sad and disturbing news out of Albany County on Monday, as police alerted the media and public of the death of a 2-year-old boy found inside a local apartment complex.

Watervliet Police Department Investigating Death of A Child

In a Facebook post, the Watervliet Police Department said that on Monday, July 8th, at approximately 10:30 AM, they responded to the Michael J. Day housing complex.

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Michael J Day Housing Complex, where Watervliet Police are still investigating the death of a two-year-old boy they discovered on Monday morning.  Photo: Google Maps

According to the post, there was "a complaint of a 2-year-old male not conscious or breathing."

Life-Saving Efforts

Upon arriving at the apartment complex, police and EMS initiated life-saving efforts, but unfortunately, there wasn't much they could do.   The 2-year-old boy, according to the Watervliet Police, was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Death Remains Under Investigation

The cause of death remains under investigation, and the police will continue to have a presence at the scene.

As you'd imagine, many locals sympathized with the little boy's family and first responders while trying to understand what may have happened.

Was this an accident? Was he left alone? Was there a pool nearby?  The police will answer these questions and more in the coming days; in the meantime, may that little man rest in peace, and if necessary, justice will be served.

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