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NYPD probes death of Mexican diplomat’s infant son

The Manhattan apartment building of a Mexican diplomat whose 4-month-old son died Tuesday night, Dec. 10, 2013. Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS

Last Updated Dec 11, 2013 5:11 PM EST

NEW YORK - Police in New York are investigating the death of a Mexican diplomat’s infant son.

Mexican diplomat Eduardo Rocha Bracamontes, 36, and his wife Gina Ximena, 26, are being questioned by police after they rushed their 4-month-old son Eduardo Rocha Ovalle to NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan Tuesday night, CBS New York’s radio affiliate 1010 WINS reports.

The boy was unconscious and unresponsive when he was brought to the hospital, police said. He was later pronounced dead.

Police confirmed there was trauma to the child’s body, reports the station.

According to Grace Brugess, a spokesperson for the New York City medical examiner, an autopsy completed Wednesday was found to be inconclusive. Brugess said further testing was needed.

Wanda Hernandez, the superintendent of the Manhattan building where the family lived, said police had been called to the family’s home twice in September, reports 1010 WINS.

Hernandez told the station that in one instance, Ximena told a female officer “that the husband took the baby away from her and that he shook her arm and left a bruise on her arm, but he did not hit her, he just shook her.”

“It’s shocking, I don’t believe that they would harm that baby,” Hernandez said.

No charges have been filed.


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