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DCFS investigating death of Hazel Crest infant

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HAZEL CREST, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

The Illinois Department of Children and Family services is investigating the death of an infant Saturday in south suburban Hazel Crest.

Six-week-old Uzziyah Griffin, of the 17000 block of Head Avenue in Hazel Crest, died at 8:58 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

DCFS is investigating nine allegations of neglect against the infant's parents, spokesman Dave Clarkin said.

Eight other children of the parents are now in the care of another relative, Clarkin said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Oak Lawn police are investigating.

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