Posts Tagged ‘Homicide’

Child death probe upgraded to homicide

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Child death probe upgraded to homicide

Last updated 16:54 05/10/2009

Police are treating the death of a Waikato toddler last month as a homicide.

Hail-Sage McClutchie, 22 months, died in Waikato Hospital on September 27 after being taken there by ambulance from Morrinsville the day before.

Acting Waikato crime services manager Inspector Russell Le Prou said expert medical advice indicated the young Hamilton girl – known as Sage – had suffered non-accidental injuries.

“As a result of this expert advice, our initial inquiry work and a post mortem examination, this inquiry is now a homicide investigation.”

Mr Le Prou said police were waiting for further forensic results before commenting on Sage’s cause of death.

Twelve detectives are working to establish how Sage suffered her injuries.

Police investigate suspicious child death

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

This is Child abuse NOT reasonable force by way of correction.

Wednesday, 02 July 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Nelson Detectives are currently at the scene of a suspected homicide involving a child at an address in Stoke.

Police said they were alerted by ambulance staff just before midday that they had been called to the address with reports of an unresponsive child.

The Coroner has been advised and a Post-Mortem has been ordered for tomorrow which police said is likely to take place in Nelson.

The parents of the deceased are currently helping police with their enquiries and police said no-one else is being sought at this stage.