Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old in a possible homicide case, according to sources.
According to Michigan State Police, emergency responders were called to 4900 block of Wayne Rd. When officers from Wayne Police Department arrived, they discovered that a 2-year-old boy was dead. It is now being reported that Michigan State Police are assisting with the investigation and are treating the situation as a homicide.
You can watch a television report of this tragic situation in the video below.
Lt. Michael Shaw, with the Michigan State Police Department, claims that anytime a 2-year-old dies, it's suspicious in its own nature.
The boy lived in an apartment unit with his biological mother's ex-husband, his girlfriend, and their five children. The boy's grandparents also lived in a neighboring unit. All of them seem to be extremely shocked and heartbroken about this tragic loss.
According to Detroit News, the woman's ex-husband and his girlfriend assumed responsibility for the boy's care, along with five biological children of them own, after the boy's mother and biological father disappeared.
The landlord, Ali El-Hallani, claims that the boy and all of the children were well loved and well cared for, but also mentioned that he hadn't seen the biological mother of the 2-year-old in over a year. The landlord claims that he doesn't know where the mother is. One day, he claims, the mother simply disappeared and never showed up again.
"Very, very devastating, it just tears your heart out, a father of five, so I can't even imagine what they're going through,” said El-Hallani.
The family is currently being investigated by police. Authorities are also waiting for the medical examiner's autopsy results to be returned to them, which they hope will reveal a cause of death.
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