Infant Dies From Child Abuse In West Englewood

CHICAGO (STMW) — A 4-month-old boy found unresponsive in his West Englewood home Thursday was murdered, a Friday autopsy determined.

Police received a 911 call about 11 a.m. Thursday about an unresponsive infant in the 6000 block of South Honore Street, police said.

The boy’s parents found the infant not breathing at home and he was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, police said.

Demari Brown died at the hospital at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A Friday autopsy determined Demari died from multiple blunt force injuries and child abuse, and the death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The state Department of Children & Family Services is investigating the boy’s mother, father and grandmother for allegations of abuse, spokesman Dave Clarkin said. The agency has had no prior reports regarding the family.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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