Homicide detectives are investigating what officials termed the "suspicious death" of a 6-year-old Southwest Philadelphia boy this afternoon.

The boy was found in the bedroom of an apartment in the 5400 block of Eastwick Terrace with blood covering his face, mouth and nose. Blood was found on the bed sheets as well, police said.

The boy was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was declared dead at 2:18 p.m.

Although homicide detectives are probing the death, authorities say it's too early to determine how the boy died or whether anyone could face any charges.

Contact staff writer Troy Graham at 215-854-2730 or tgraham@phillynews.com