Jennifer Millman

Death of 3-Year-Old NYC Boy Days Before Christmas Is Ruled a Homicide Months Later

The death of a 3-year-old Queens boy at a Long Island hospital six months ago has been ruled a homicide, authorities said Friday.

Police say family members will be questioned in the Dec. 22, 2016 death of Romeo Lewis, but there are no specific suspects. 

It was back on July 28, 2016, that authorities responded to a 911 call at Long Island Jewish Hospital for a report of possible child abuse. They say they found Lewis with bruising and trauma all over his body. 

Police learned family members had originally brought the boy to Jamaica Hospital, closer to their home, and that he had been transferred. It's not clear what transpired in the months between the 911 call over the summer and the boy's death three days before Christmas. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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