Autopsy Reveals 11-Month-Old Kalobe Williams Suffered A Cracked Skull And His Death Has Been Ruled A Homicide.
An infant’s death on Christmas Eve was ruled a homicide on Wednesday after an autopsy revealed he suffered a cracked skull.
Kalobe Williams was left in the care of his aunt and uncle in Boynton Beach, Florida, when his mother Latonya Edwards went to a hair salon on December 23.
The aunt said the 11-month-old was sleeping on a couch when she heard a noise and found the baby face down on the floor – but his death was later ruled a homicide.
An autopsy revealed baby Kalobe – who would have celebrated his first birthday on December 31 – suffered a cracked skull and a lump on his forehead.
Edwards, 26, told investigators she left the boy at home with his aunt and uncle at 11pm on December 23 when she went to get her hair done.
According to an incident report released Wednesday by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the aunt went into her bedroom as Kalobe and his siblings slept on an L-shaped couch.
When she heard a thump, she checked on the kids and found Kalobe face down on the floor with his feet still on the couch, according to the report cited by the Sun Sentinel.
She called 911 while the boy’s uncle performed CPR, and the two took him to Bethesda Hopsital, she told investigators.
Kalobe was transferred to Delray Medical Center and died at 2am on December 24, as a result of blunt force trauma, according to a medical examiner.
An investigation is ongoing and no one has been charged for Kalobe’s death, according to the DCF incident report.
Both Edwards and the boy’s aunt have a history with child welfare officials, according to the DCF, but details of previous incidents were redacted.
Secretary Mike Carroll of the DCF issued a statement that said: ‘The department has opened a child death investigation.
‘All of the children in the home have been relocated to a safe environment and we will work to help them begin to heal from this devastating loss.
‘Based on the family’s prior and ongoing involvement in the child welfare system, the department will conduct a thorough quality assurance investigation into our interactions with the family and the circumstances surrounding his tragic death.
‘We will also continue to work with law enforcement to hold anyone responsible for his death accountable.’
By ASSOCIATED PRESS and JESSICA CHIA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM