2 women in custody for child’s death in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police say two women have been arrested in the death of a 7-year-old boy.

Authorities say the child was brought from a south side residence to a hospital Tuesday. Police say the boy was suffering numerous injuries and died a few hours after being brought to the hospital.

Police say a 44-year-old woman and a 47-year-old woman have been taken into custody. In addition, police say two male suspects have been arrested on suspicion of failing to act to prevent bodily harm.

Police say the boy’s death is being investigated as a homicide. The Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office says an autopsy has been conducted but no information will be released, since the investigation is still active.

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