Boy found dead in Villa Park apartment Saturday morning

  • Police were investigating the death of a boy in a Villa Park apartment Saturday near Third Avenue and Vermont Street.

    Police were investigating the death of a boy in a Villa Park apartment Saturday near Third Avenue and Vermont Street. Christopher Placek | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 7/31/2021 11:54 PM

Police are investigating the death of a boy in a Villa Park apartment Saturday morning, authorities confirmed.

The death was reported just before noon in an apartment building near Third Avenue and Vermont Street. Neighbors reported police detectives being on scene most of the afternoon, with at least one neighbor saying there was screaming.

 

Police crime tape was put up around the area, and police were still outside the apartment complex Saturday night, with detectives going in and out of the building.

"The investigation is ongoing and too fresh to comment further," Police Chief Mike Rivas said in an email to the Daily Herald.

Rivas confirmed that a boy died, but he did not provide an age.

Family members of the boy and his mother who were gathered in front of the building declined to comment.

The chief would not say whether any suspects are in custody or if police have identified any persons of interest, but he did say there is no ongoing threat to the public.

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