Authorities investigate after boy dies at daycare

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Updated: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:15:50 EST

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Alpharetta are investigating after a 3-year-old Roswell boy died at a daycare center, and a state agency says it intends to close the facility.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/1oI9tGy ) the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office says Thomas Stephens died by asphyxia from hanging.

Alpharetta public safety spokesman George Gordon said in a news release says emergency responders were called just before 10 a.m. Tuesday. They found a woman doing CPR on a child in the yard.

Gordon says an investigation revealed a loop of twine on a piece of playground equipment may have contributed to the boy's death.

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning has issued an order for intended emergency closure of the center. The owner has 48 business hours to appeal.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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