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May 11, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Moses Lake boy, 2, found weighing under 10 pounds

The Associated Press

MOSES LAKE — Grant County sheriff’s detectives are investigating suspected child neglect or abuse that has left a 2-year-old Moses Lake boy on life support.

The boy had no heartbeat when emergency responders arrived at a home Wednesday afternoon, and he appeared extremely malnourished. They got his heart started and flew him to Providence-Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

The sheriff’s office says he weighed less than 10 pounds when he was admitted, compared to an average weight for a 2-year-old of 34 to 48 pounds.

Four other children who live at the home — a 14-year-old boy and three girls ages 10, 7 and 4 — are now in the custody of Child Protective Services.

 

 

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