USA: Welfare workers visited home 13 times before 5-year-old boy was found dead

The two-family home in Queens where 5-year-old Michael Guzman was found dead Sunday afternoon. (GARDINER ANDERSON/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

(NYDAILYNEWS) Child welfare investigators visited the Queens home of an epileptic 5-year-old boy 13 times — and found evidence of abuse on eight occasions — before he was found dead, police sources said.

Phyllis Reinoso told police she found her son, Michael Guzman, unconscious in bed with vomit around his mouth at 4:10 p.m., sources said.

The tot had been dead for 12 hours in the home on 109th Ave. near Inwood St. in Jamaica.

Reinoso said the last time she’d seen little Michael — who has the same name as his 34-year-old dad — he had had trouble breathing.

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