Death of 3-year-old Ashtabula County boy ruled homicide
ORWELL, Ohio– The Fox 8 I-Team has learned the April death of a 3-year-old boy has been ruled a homicide.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s stated Brantley Santiago died of acute pneumonia with respiratory failure.
“Due to: Cardiopulmonary arrest with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and multisystem organ failure,” the report stated. “Due to blunt force injuries of head, trunk, and extremities with brain, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries.”
He died at a Cleveland hospital days after a family friend who was watching him told police he fell down a flight of steps.
No arrests have been made.
“After we finish our investigation, it will be sent to the prosecutor for review,” the sheriff said.