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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — An autopsy confirms that a three-year-old in Brunswick County died earlier this year of blunt force trauma.

A man looking after Jaronn McAllister took the child to Brunswick Novant Medical Center March 1 after waking up and finding the boy warm to the touch. Montey Murray then reportedly left the hospital and led police on a chase.

An autopsy report says McAllister died of blunt force trauma to the abdomen, which damaged his liver. The investigation also found blunt force trauma to the child’s head and bruises on his scalp, but there were no related internal head injuries.

District Attorney Jon David says McAllister’s death is being investigated as a homicide. So far, though, no one has been charged in connection with the death. Murray is in charged in connection to the car chase.

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