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6-week-old Waukegan girl dies

WAUKEGAN — Waukegan Police and state officials are investigating the death of a 6-week-old girl.

Authorities say Dejaray Ridgeway died Sunday at Lurie Children's Hospital. The (Waukegan) News-Sun reports the girl had been taken to the hospital after being found unresponsive at a home in the suburb north of Chicago.

Dave Clarkin is a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services. He says the agency is investigating whether neglect played a role in the newborn's death. The agency had no prior contact with the girl's family.

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