3-Year-old boy found hanging at Willcox farm

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Investigation into death continues

WILLCOX, Ariz. -- A 3-year-old Willcox boy was found dead of an apparent hanging.

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office says the boy was found last Thursday morning by his mother inside a hay barn.

Family members told investigators they were out doing their chores when the incident happened.

They found the boy hanging from a rafter by a piece of cloth that he frequently played with.

The boy's mother performed CPR while medical personnel were called.

The young boy was taken to Northern Cochise Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The Sheriff's Office says it will continue to investigate until medical results are received from the Cochise County Medical Examiner.

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