Child found dead in Marrero home, foul play suspected

Child found dead in Marrero home, foul play suspected

POSTED: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:53pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 10:21pm

A 3-year-old boy was found dead this morning inside his family’s home located in Marrero.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13. We’re told the boy was found inside a home located in the 2000 block of Rue Racine.

Details are limited at this time, however, officials say the child appears to have signs of “light trauma.” An autopsy will have to be performed to determine the exact cause of death. Until then, the case is being investigated as a homicide.

We're told the child's mother was questioned about the incident. She was allegedly found climbing from a bedroom window when investigators arrived. She told deputies she was locked inside the house and couldn't get out. She did, however, call 911 to report that her son was dead. She said she found him unresponsive on the couch.

-Information for this article provided by WDSU.

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