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Police: Alcohol may have had role in boy's death

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A Michigan family is distraught after police say an 8-year-old boy died from possible alcohol poisoning.

Authorities say the boy was in cardiac arrest when medics arrived at the Detroit home about 2 a.m. Thursday

He was rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

His grandmother told medical workers he may have consumed an alcoholic drink made by a family friend.

Neighbors said they are stunned.

"Where are the parents? Who's watching the babies? That was my first question. Who is watching the children and what were you doing?” Valarie Steppes-Glisson said.

An autopsy was performed on the boy, but the results of toxicology tests are not in. 

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