NYPD: Parents questioned in death of 4-month-oldDecember 11, 2013 @ 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators from the New York Police Department's special victims unit are questioning the parents of a 4-month-old boy who died soon after they brought him to a city hospital unconscious and unresponsive, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday.
The parents brought Eduardo Rocha Ovalle to a Manhattan hospital around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Kelly said, but the child _ who was bruised and showed signs of trauma _ was declared dead about a half hour later.
An investigator for the city's medical examiner's office declared the death suspicious early Wednesday morning, Kelly said. An autopsy is being done to determine the cause of death, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office said.
The parents were not immediately identified but Kelly said the infant's father is employed by the Consulate General of Mexico.
"According to international law, the Consulate General will provide the family the Consular assistance and protection required," said Carlos Gerardo Izzo, a spokesman for the Consulate General of Mexico in New York. He said the father worked as a consular officer, who helps prepare travel and identity documents.
Kelly said there's a history of domestic incidents at the parents' midtown Manhattan apartment, though none resulted in arrests.
There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing, police said.
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