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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police say officers discovered a hungry and thirsty 2-year-old boy alone in an east Portland house where a woman's body was found Wednesday morning.

They say the woman apparently died of natural causes.

A friend called officers after she hadn't heard from the woman for a few days.

Police say the child appears in good health but was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The police said detectives, the medical examiner and the Department of Human Services will try to find family for the child.

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