Autopsy: 3-month-old Elgin boy’s death ruled homicide

Deanese Williams-Harris, Chicago Tribune
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A Saturday autopsy ruled the death of a 3-month-old Elgin boy who suffered ‘blunt force head injuries’ a homicide, officials said.

Friday afternoon Chicago police were called to Lurie Children’s Hospital, 225 E. Chicago Ave., where they learned a patient, 3-month-old Malik Davis, suffered multiple injuries to the body, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Malik, who suffered the injuries in the first block of Longwood Place in Elgin, was pronounced dead at 1:37 p.m. Friday at Lurie, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

It was not clear when he suffered the injuries but an autopsy Saturday found Malik, of Elgin, died of blunt force head injuries and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The Chicago Police Department handed the case over to the Elgin Police Department and a spokesman there said they have opened an investigation but had no further information.

A representative for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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