Death of Maui Child Prompts Murder Investigation

May 30, 2012, 4:29 PM HST · Updated May 31, 3:10 PM
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Maui Police Department. Courtesy Photo.

Posted by Maui Now Staff

***An update has since been posted at the following direct LINK.

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a four-year-old Maui boy who suffered unexplained injuries to his internal organs.

Maui police say the child was brought to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment by his father at around 10:57 p.m. on Tuesday,  May 29, 2012, after being found unresponsive within the shower of his home.

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Maui Police Lt. Wayne Ibarra released information this afternoon saying, initial examination by emergency room doctors revealed the child victim had sustained severe blunt force trauma to his internal organs and subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

Maui police say the father, a 31-year-old Wailuku resident, and his 27-year-old live-in girlfriend both denied having any knowledge of how the victim sustained his injuries.

Both were placed under arrest but charges had not been filed, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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