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Police say it appears the suffocation death of a 2-year-old boy at the West Jordan Child Center on Thursday was a tragic accident.
A review of video camera footage from the facility, at 7195 S. Redwood Road, reportedly showed the child playing with a bean bag before crawling underneath it about noon Thursday. It is estimated that the boy was under the bean bag for 10-15 minutes before staff discovered him, unconscious and not breathing.
CPR was performed on scene and the boy was rushed to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, where he was pronounced dead Thursday evening, police stated.
West Jordan police Sgt. Joe Monson said detectives continued to investigate Friday, and had not determined any further specifics about the incident.
Police did not immediately release the victim's identity Friday, but a GoFundMe page set up to defray funeral and other expenses on behalf of his family (https://www.gofundme.com/2nyvq2s?ssid=731131111&pos=1) identified the child as Leonardo Sanchez, the son of Dan and Danielle Sanchez.