NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating the death of a Mexican diplomat’s infant son.
Mexican diplomat Eduardo Rocha Bracamontes and his wife, Gina, were being questioned Wednesday by police after they rushed their 4-month-old son, Eduardo Rocha Ovalle, to NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan one night earlier, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.
The boy was unconscious and unresponsive when he was brought to the hospital, police said. He was later pronounced dead.
Police confirmed the child had bruises all over his body. Initial autopsy results were inconclusive about the cause of death.
Wanda Hernandez, the superintendent of the East 32nd Street building where the family lives, said police had been called to the family’s home twice in September.
Hernandez told Schuck that she once saw Gina, 26, telling a female officer “that the husband took the baby away from her and that he shook (the wife’s) arm and left a bruise on her arm, but he did not hit her; he just shook her.”
An autopsy should be completed by the end of the day, Schuck reported.
“It’s shocking, I don’t believe that they would harm that baby,” Hernandez said.
No charges have been filed.
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