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DCFS investigating death of Garfield Park infant

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the death of a three-week old girl early Sunday on the West Side.

Vernecia Johnson, of the 600 block of South Keeler Avenue, died at Mount Sinai Hospital at 7:42 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

She was found unresponsive in bed with a parent, according to the medical examiner's office.

DCFS is investigating allegations of neglect against both of her parents, spokesman Dave Clarkin said. The agency has not had prior contact with the family.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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