On Tuesday, June 01, 2021, at approximately 1410 hours, police responded to a call from Montefiore North Hospital Emergency room, regarding an 8-year-old child, brought to the facility from his residence within the confines of the 47th Precinct in the Bronx, by his mother, unconscious and unresponsive, with no obvious signs of trauma observed.
The child was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.
Joseph Barney943 East 214 Street, Apt. 2Bronx, NY
There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.