Police: Boy, 3, dies following head injury; child abuse suspecte - KMOV.com

Police: Boy, 3, dies following head injury; child abuse suspected

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By Adam McDonald By Adam McDonald

(KMOV.com) – A 3-year-old boy died Monday after receiving a serious head injury from what investigators believe may have been caused by brutal child abuse.

Ryder, who is from Gillespie, Illinois, was admitted to the hospital with a serious head injury from what family members say is massive head trauma he sustained on Saturday. 

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Police say they are investigating the incident as a homicide and say the parents are separated, but neither of them are considered suspects. Police said the caregiver who was with Ryder on Saturday is cooperating with investigators.

Police have not released who they believe may be responsible for the injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

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