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Cause of death of three-year-old Niagara Falls boy initially ruled as blunt force trauma to the head

Posted at 10:54 AM, Feb 21, 2020

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — The death of a three-year-old boy in Niagara Falls has been ruled a homicide, sources tell 7 Eyewitness News.

Christopher O'Neil Pizarro died on February 15 at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. His wake was held Thursday.

Police say a 911 call came in on February 15 for an unresponsive three-year-old boy. The child was transported to NFMMC with a faint pulse.

Medical staff worked on Pizzaro for over an hour before he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy was performed at ECMC Monday, police say the preliminary cause of death has been determined by the medical examiner as blunt force trauma to the head, although police have not determined how the trauma occurred.

Police say the final autopsy report has not been completed and additional tests are being completed also.

According to police these tests could take months.

Officials say interviews have been conducted and the investigation continues at this time, no charges were announced.