11-day-old baby's death in Montevideo now considered a homicide

The baby died after being brought to the emergency room by family.
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The death of an 11-day-old baby boy in Montevideo last month is now being treated as a homicide.

The Montevideo Police Department confirmed in a news release Thursday the baby died on Jan. 18 after being brought to the emergency room by family.

The medical examiner's office has identified the child to GoMN as Cassius Charles Ironheart-Proell.

Despite the best efforts of doctors, the baby was pronounced dead and taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy.

Almost a month after his death, police revealed it is now being treated as a homicide, with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension being brought in to assist the investigation.

Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher told GoMN that it's taken month to release details about the death so as not to hamper the investigation. He also said he could not describe the cause of death for the same reason.

Police say there is no general threat to public safety though no arrests have been made. Christopher told GoMN there are no suspects at large, but no one is in custody, either.

It's worth noting: Homicide is a legal term for someone whose death was caused by someone else, and doesn't necessarily mean a crime has occurred.

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