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M.E.: Cause undetermined in death of Mexican diplomat's son

The Manhattan apartment building of a Mexican diplomat whose 4-month-old son died Tuesday night, Dec. 10, 2013. Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS

NEW YORK – The New York City medical examiner’s office says the cause of death for a Mexican diplomat's 4-month-old son requires further study, despite earlier reports that the child died of natural causes.

Julie Bolcer, a spokesperson for the medical examiner’s office, told CBS News’ Crimesider Thursday that an initial autopsy was inconclusive and that further testing is needed.

Eduardo Rocha Ovalle was rushed to NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan Tuesday night by his parents, Mexican diplomat Eduardo Rocha Bracamontes and his wife Gina Ximena.

The boy was unconscious and unresponsive when he was brought to the hospital, police said. He was later pronounced dead.

Police confirmed there was trauma to the child’s body, according to CBS New York.

Bracamontes, 36, and Ximena, 26, were reportedly questioned by police. No charges have been filed.

  • Stephanie Slifer

    Stephanie Slifer covers crime and justice for CBSNews.com.

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