Baby With Burns, Broken Bones Prompts Investigation

July 26, 2012, 5:33 PM HST
* Updated July 26, 5:34 PM
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Kona police are investigating an alleged case of child abuse following the admittance into Kona Community Hospital last week of a 3-month-old child with burns and other injuries.

Police were called to the hospital at 9:30 a.m. on July 20 after the Kealakekua girl was found with burns reportedly caused by a hot bath. Doctors examining the baby also found evidence of bone fractures, police said.

The baby was later transferred to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children on Oahu, where she was listed in good condition.

Police have initiated an abuse of a family or household member investigation in connection with the case.


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