Peoria toddler strangled by comforter bag strap

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Investigators believe the handle on a plastic comforter bag got wrapped around a Peoria toddler's neck. By Jennifer Thomas Investigators believe the handle on a plastic comforter bag got wrapped around a Peoria toddler's neck. By Jennifer Thomas

PEORIA, Ariz. -- A 2-year-old Peoria boy died Monday in what police are calling a tragic accident.

The mother told police that she put her twin son and daughter down for a nap in the afternoon. When she returned to check on them, she found her son unresponsive.

The toddler was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators believe the handle on a plastic comforter bag got wrapped around the boy's neck.

"Mom puts him down and when she comes in somehow he was playing with the bag and had put himself in a position where the bag started strangling him," said Peoria police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto.

Police said the toddler's death is a tragic accident.

A neighbor said the family recently moved into the home near Thunderbird Road and 83rd Avenue.

An account has been set up for donations:
Chase Bank
Name: Isaac Z Morgan
Account Number: 2902511600