Apache Junction Police: Boy, 17, dies suddenly of natural causes at work

A 17-year-old Apache Junction youth was working at the 99 Cents Only Store, 3003 W. Apache Trail, on April 1 when he died of what appeared to be natural causes, Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas Kelly said during a phone interview April 2.

The boy appeared to have a pre-existing medical condition that may have contributed to his death, Chief Kelly.

“It was a very unfortunate and sad situation for the boy, his family and employer,” Chief Kelly said.

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