Six months after a man walked into a West Side police station and announced that he had “killed his baby,” the Cook County medical examiner’s office officially ruled the infant’s death a homicide.
Solomon Greer died of a head injury caused by child abuse, the medical examiner’s office said Wednesday.
Solomon was 5 months old when he died on March 13, and an autopsy was performed but the results were inconclusive at that time, pending further studies and a police investigation.
At that time, a girl and two other boys between the ages of 2 and 5 were all removed from their home in the 500 block of South California Avenue and taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment of malnutrition, bruises, scarring and welts, police said. Police said the family had no prior history with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.