Probe into Greenport boy’s death remains active

The apartment where a 1-year-old Greenport boy lived, on Ten Broeck Lane, remains boarded up. Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media

GREENPORT — Six weeks after the death of a 1-year-old boy in Greenport, the investigation by State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is ongoing and remains active, said Aaron Hicks, Public Information Officer for Troop K on Tuesday.

The boy died June 23 at Columbia Memorial Health after he was taken there by Greenport Rescue Squad.

Police and Greenport Rescue were called to 156 Ten Broeck Lane after the boy was reported to be having a medical condition.

Police continue to examine physical evidence collected at the scene that day and are following up with interviews, Hicks said.

Medical cases take a long time to investigate, Hicks said.

Apartment No. 1, where the boy lived, remains boarded up.

The residence was condemned by Greenport Code Enforcement Officer Vincent Concra after police left the scene that day.

An official condemnation notice was posted to the building that read: “This structure is unsafe and its occupancy has been prohibited by the code official.”

The results of an autopsy that was performed June 24 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady have not been released.

The results are part of the continuing investigation by state police, Columbia County Coroner Michael Blasl said.

A representative from Child Protective Services, through the Columbia County Department of Social Services, was at the Ten Broeck Lane address on June 23, 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.

“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.

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