GREENPORT — The investigation into the death of a 1-year-old Greenport boy Tuesday morning remains active, state police Troop K public information officer Aaron Hicks said.

An autopsy was performed Wednesday morning at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, Columbia County Coroner Michael Blasl said.

The results of the autopsy were not released, said Blasl, who cited the continuing investigation by state police, Blasl said.

The boy was taken to Columbia Memorial Health by Greenport Rescue Squad after they were called to his home at 156 Ten Broeck Lane in response to a reported medical condition, at about 9:11 a.m. Tuesday, Hicks said.

The boy was later pronounced dead at Columbia Memorial, Hicks said.

The Ten Broeck Lane home where the boy lived, apartment No. 1, was ordered shut down Tuesday afternoon by Greenport Code Enforcement Officer Vincent Concra.

The home was boarded up and an official notice of closure was posted on the front door.

“All buildings or structures which have any or all of the following defects shall be deemed dangerous buildings: Those which have become or are so dilapidated, decayed, unsafe, unsanitary or which so utterly fail to provide the amenities essential to decent living that they are unfit for human habitation or use or are likely to cause sickness or disease, so as to work injury to the health, morals, safety or general welfare of those living in or occupying said building or structure or to the people of the Town,” according to the Greenport Building Code Commission.

Concra did not respond to multiple calls for comment Wednesday.

A representative from Child Protective Services, through the Columbia County Department of Social Services, was at the Ten Broeck Lane address Tuesday, Hicks said.

Inquiries to social services regarding other family members at the home could not be answered by authorities, an attorney for the social services department said Wednesday.

“In New York state, social services law prohibits the release of any information in any cases they are investigating” said Michael Cozzolino, counsel for Columbia County Social Services Commissioner Robert Gibson. State Police are continuing their investigation, Hicks said.

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Those buildings should have been condemned and torn down years ago my heart breaks for that child and his family

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