CHICAGO (CBS) — A 9-month-old boy was found dead this weekend in Chicago Lawn, and authorities said he was a victim of blunt trauma from abuse.
Police were called at 6:13 p.m. Saturday to the 3000 block of West 60th Street for an unresponsive infant. He was rushed to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Chilly, Rainy Saturday Night; Gradually Warming Temperatures Next Week
He was identified as Josue Juarez.READ MORE: Salvation Army Gives Away COVID-19 Relief Baskets In Englewood
Hospital staff told police Josue had signs of extensive trauma to his body, and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said Sunday that he died of blunt head trauma in child abuse.
The manner of his death was ruled a homicide.MORE NEWS: CPD Responds To Large Group Of Rowdy Teens Moving Through The Loop
As of Sunday afternoon, no one was in custody. Area Central detectives were investigating.