Ramona Child's Death Under Investigation

An autopsy revealed the boy died as a result of complications from an earlier child abuse injury

By R. Stickney and Mark Heaslet
|  Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011  |  Updated 3:03 PM PDT
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Deputies Investigate Child's Death

An autopsy revealed the boy died as a result of complications from the original head injury, and his death is being classified as a homicide.

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Deputies Investigate Child's Death

San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the death of a 6-year-old child in Ramona. While there are no obvious signs of foul play or trauma, deputies investigate any death involving a child of that age. Kelly McPherson reports.
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San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the death of a 6-year old handicapped boy at his adoptive family's home in Ramona.

Medics were called to the house in the 1000 block of Olive Avenue just after midnight Monday but they couldn't revive the child.

Detectives say the boy had been the victim of child abuse in the city of San Diego when he was two months old.

An autopsy revealed the boy died as a result of complications from the original head injury, and his death is being classified as a homicide.

The boy's father was convicted of child abuse in 2006.

The boy's name was changed after he was removed from the abusive home a deputies said his name will not be released to protect the adoptive family's privacy.

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