NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — The death of a three-year-old boy in Niagara Falls Saturday is under investigation as a homicide.
On February 15, Niagara Falls Police and paramedics responded to a 911 call for an unresponsive child. The boy, later identified as Christopher Pizarro was transferred with a faint pulse to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Staff worked on the three- year- old for over an hour before he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy was performed at ECMC on Monday morning and the Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head but hasn’t determined how the trauma occurred.
Officials say while they have a preliminary cause of death, additional tests are underway and the final report hasn’t been completed and could take months.