PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say an examination on a boy who died early yesterday morning revealed that he suffered a large laceration to his liver, bruising on his chest wall, a bruised ear and an abrasion over his eye.
Authorities say two-year-old Zyair Worrell also tested positive for THC.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police ID Suspect In Deadly Shooting Of Temple Student Samuel Collington
Police responded to the scene late Tuesday night following the report of a “hospital case” on the 600 block of E. Clementine Street in Kensington.
Upon arrival, they observed a 23-year-old female holding Zyair, who appeared to be lethargic.READ MORE: Officials Investigating Gas Explosion Inside Home In South Philadelphia
Police say the woman identified herself as his mother. Her 21-year-old boyfriend was also present.
Officers took the child to St. Christopher’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say information regarding an arrest will be released soon.MORE NEWS: FDA Panel Narrowly Votes To Recommend Merck's COVID-19 Pill
They say the motivation is child abuse.