STOCKTON (CBS SF) — Police in Stockton announced Thursday that the stepfather of a two-year-old boy who died at a Pleasanton hospital last week from suspicious injuries is being sought as a person of interest in the homicide investigation.
The stepfather, 31-year-old Donte Revels of Stockton, is wanted for questioning in the case. On Wednesday, authorities said that the boy’s suspicious death was being investigated as a homicide after an autopsy was performed.READ MORE: UPDATE: Fire Burns Pleasant Hill Senior Living Facility; Injured Resident Rescued From Balcony
Stockton Police originally identified Revels as the father, but on Thursday clarified that he is the boy’s stepfather.
The boy’s family brought him to a hospital in Pleasanton on Friday, where he died, Stockton police spokesman Officer Joe Silva said Tuesday.
Authorities at the hospital were suspicious of the boy’s injuries and originally thought they happened in Oakland.
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Oakland police initially investigated whether the boy’s injuries had happened there, responding to the 2300 block of East 17th Street at 1:45 p.m. to investigate.
However, by Saturday investigators concluded the boy had been injured in Stockton, Silva said. Stockton police responded to investigate and recovered the boy’s body.
“We believe that whatever happened to the boy occurred in Stockton,” Silva said.
Members of the boy’s family have been interviewed in connection with the case, but no one has been taken into custody so far.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: San Francisco District Attorney's Office Refutes Claims Made in Chinatown Attack Victim's Lawsuit
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