Local Authorities Await Medical Examiner’s Report in Death of Baby
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – According to sources, Clarion County District Attorney Mark Aaron said officials are awaiting a medical examiner’s report in their investigation into the death of a 9-month-old boy.
Sources say the infant’s parents, Daniel Hamilton, Jr. and Jennifer Hemminger, both of Geneva, Ohio, entrusted their three children, (including Zeke Hamilton who was 6 months old at the time) to go on an overnight camp-out in Washington Township with a family member and a friend over Labor Day weekend.
The children’s parents remained in Geneva, according to sources.
When the baby’s grandfather went to pick up the children, he found Zeke unresponsive in his car seat, sources say.
Marienville-based State Police originally reported that Zeke Hamilton was in critical condition after he was assaulted during a Labor Day celebration at a seasonal residence along Marble-Strobleton Road, in Washington Township, Clarion County.
The baby suffered serious injuries to his chest, limbs, and head sometime between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on August 31, according to police.
He was taken to UPMC Northwest in Seneca by a family member and then transferred to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, police say.
At that time, police reported the incident as an Aggravated Assault.
Zeke remained in critical condition and was moved to a hospice unit shortly before he died on November 15, according to sources.
No arrests have been made in the case, according to sources.
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