NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Authorities are investigating the death of an 8-year-old boy in the Bronx.
Investigators say the child, identified as Joseph Barney, was brought to Montefiore North Hospital around 2 p.m. Tuesday. He was unconscious when he arrived, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.READ MORE: New York's COVID State Of Emergency Set To Expire Thursday
Doctors told police there were no obvious signs of any injury or trauma, but the child appeared to be malnourished.READ MORE: 'Diaphragm Law' Banning NYPD Officers From Applying Pressure To Suspect's Torso Struck Down
The boy’s mother and her boyfriend told investigators the boy had autism and had problems eating.MORE NEWS: Stamford Police Searching For Driver In Hit-Run That Left Victim Critically Injured
The medical examiner’s office will determine his cause of death.