The death of a 1-year-old boy ruled homicide

The death of a 1-year-old boy ruled homicide.

CLEVELAND (WJW) – The death of a 1-year-old Cleveland boy in September was ruled manslaughter.

The Cleveland Police Division released new information about the case on Thursday.

Police and paramedics responded to a home on Woodland Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. on Sept. 25.

A 25-year-old man told police he was taking care of the baby and three other children. He was bathing the victim, then he walked away and made several phone calls. He told officers he found the baby in the bathtub with his eyes closed.

Another boy in the home called 911 and the man started chest compressions, police said. The victim was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The man was arrested for endangering children.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office said the boy suffered blunt force trauma to the head, face, body and extremities. The homicide unit was notified Wednesday that the death was ruled a homicide.

the case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information should call 216-623-5464 or Crime Stoppers at 216-25-CRIME. A $ 5,000 reward is available and tips may remain anonymous.