Child’s death ruled as homicide

Published 3:59 pm Wednesday, February 29, 2012

AHOSKIE – Information is very limited at this hour, but the Ahoskie Police Department is treating the death of a five-month-old male child as a homicide.

As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Ahoskie Police Chief Troy Fitzhugh said that his investigators are following up on several leads, but no arrests have been made at this time.

“We are aggressively working this case and are asking the public that if they have any information they would like to share that will be beneficial to this case to please contact the Ahoskie Police Department (252-332-5011),” Fitzhugh said.

The only information released at this point of the ongoing investigation was that at approximately 6:14 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 28), the Ahoskie Police Department received a 9-1-1 call regarding an unresponsive child at a residence in the 400 block ofNorth McGlohon Street. Fitzhugh said that child allegedly died as a result of blunt trauma to its body.

Detective Sgt. Stephen White, Lt. Jeremy Roberts and Capt. Michele Garrett of the Ahoskie Police Department are investigating the homicide.

The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald will have more on this developing story as additional information is made available.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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