A 3-year-old boy was found dead Tuesday morning in a Southeast Washington apartment, and D.C. police said they are investigating.

A police spokesman said the child was pronounced dead on the scene — in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road SE — and a cause of death is pending an autopsy at the medical examiner’s office. A spokesman for the D.C. fire department said the emergency call about 11:10 a.m. was for a child not breathing.

The child’s name was not immediately released.

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