Infant death

    Philadelphia Police say they are investigating the death of a 2-month-old boy found inside a family shelter before being taken to a hospital as a homicide.

    The child was found Dec. 23 at Travelers Aid family shelter in West Philly. Paramedics were called to the scene because the boy was not responsive. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead, police Lt. Raymond Evers told The Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday.

    An autopsy of the boy found that he died from starvation and dehydration. No one has been charged in the case and police are still investigating it.

    More details here from the Inquirer.

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