Chicago boy, three, plunges 170-feet to his death after pushing out a window screen 

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  • Lamar Roach Jr., a 3-year-old from Chicago, died Tuesday night after falling from the 17th floor of an apartment building.
  • Police suggest he may have pushed a screen out of the window after he told DailyMail.com on Wednesday that the screen had been pulled inward.
  • Lamar was found in the bushes and taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead
  • The height of the floor from which he fell is estimated to be 170 feet
  • His death is being investigated as an accident
  • No one has been taken into custody during an investigation by the police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

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Police and child welfare officers are investigating the death of a three-year-old boy who fell into the bushes below a 17th-floor window in a Chicago apartment on Tuesday.

3-year-old Lamar Roach Jr. of Chicago may have pushed or pulled a window screen from a 17th-floor apartment building on the 1100 block of LaSalle Drive near the city’s Near North Side. It is estimated that the 17th floor is about 170 feet high.

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The Chicago Police Department told DailyMail.com on Wednesday that the window screen was pulled in.

Lamar was found unresponsive in the bushes at around 10:30 and was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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3-year-old Lamar Roach Jr. of Chicago died at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday after falling 17 floors from an apartment building

The little boy reportedly fell into the bushes outside the apartment building and was found unresponsive

The little boy reportedly fell into the bushes outside the apartment building and was found unresponsive

He was not alone at the time of the incident, according to CBS 2,

His death is being investigated as an accident by the Chicago Police Department and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Officials said no one is in custody at this time.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said an autopsy would be performed on Thursday.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is also investigating the boy’s death, spokesman Bill McCaffrey told the Chicago Tribune.

McCaffrey said the state agency had previously had no contact with the boy’s family.

Roach was taken to Lurie Children's Hospital (pictured) and later pronounced dead

Roach was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital (pictured) and later pronounced dead

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