Xavier Lyles, 3, Died of Multiple Blunt Force Injuries, Police Say

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    The death of a toddler in Southeast D.C. is being investigated as a homicide. News4's Shomari Stone reports. (Published Thursday, Jun 26, 2014)

    The death of a toddler in Southeast D.C. is being investigated as a homicide.

    Three-year-old Xavier Lyles was found dead Tuesday of multiple blunt force injuries, police said. The little boy's body was found Tuesday around 11 a.m. after police were called a home in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road SE.

    Toddler May Have Been Beaten to Death

    [DC] Toddler May Have Been Beaten to Death
    A 3-year-old boy found dead Tuesday may have been beaten, News4's Shomari Stone reported. (Published Thursday, Jun 26, 2014)

    Police were dispatched there for the report of an unconscious child. Xavier was unresponsive when they arrived, and shortly after, D.C. Fire and EMS reached the scene. Emergency crews found no signs consistent with life.

    The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy, and Xavier's death was ruled a homicide.

    "I'm feeling sad, hurt, disgusted. My heart fell to my feet," Xavier's aunt told News4. "It was such a shock. This is tragic."

    She said the last people Xavier was around were his mother and her boyfriend, and his brothers and sisters.

    Police said there have been no arrests in the case yet. The investigation is continuing.

    The Metropolitan Police Department offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction in any homicide committed in D.C. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or to submit an anonymous message by texting 50411.

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