Police: 3-year-old's death classified as a homicide


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    3-year-old Ilias Daye was found unresponsive when officers and EMSA responded to a home near SW 21st and Brookline on Monday Feb. 4.

    Daye was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    The toddler had trauma to his body consistent with signs of child abuse.

    The medical examiner has now ruled the child's death a homicide.

    Investigators arrested the child's father, Jesus Marquez, earlier for child abuse.

    Police have no arrested anyone for the injuries which caused the child's death.

    The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.


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