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Police are investigating the death of Maxwell Eyer who died early Friday after he was rushed to the emergency room at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton by relatives because he was having difficulty breathing, according to Alton Deputy Police Chief Jody O'Guinn. He lived with his family in the 1800 block of Ervay Avenue in Alton.

The Alton Police Department is working with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services during the investigation into Maxwell's death.

Police have been questioning relatives about the death but, as of today, police had not filed charges in connection with his death. A 26-year-old baby sitter was watching Maxwell when she discovered him in his bed unresponsive and struggling to breathe, according to Alton Police investigators.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Dec. 30, 2007 to Jan. 4, 2008
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