By CBSNewYork Team

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.

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Doctors told police there were no obvious signs of any injury or trauma, but the child appeared to be malnourished.

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The boy’s mother and her boyfriend told investigators the boy had autism and had problems eating.

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The medical examiner’s office will determine his cause of death.

CBSNewYork Team