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Investigation launched after child dies due to assault

A young child was found unconscious on Farm Pond Lane by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Monday.

The child was pronounced dead upon arrival at Novant Presbyterian Hospital.

Detectives with the Homicide Unit and the Medical Examiner’s office determined the child died of a physical assault.

An investigation is underway, but no arrests have been made. The police said several adults were responsible for the child in the days leading up to his death.

These adults are being questioned. No names have been released.

Check back here for updates as the story progresses.

Anyone with information pertaining to this case are asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly with the Homicide Unit. Detective Burkard is leading the investigation.

The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or on its website charlottecrimestoppers.com

Tyler Fleming: 704-358-5355, @tyler_fleming96

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