Denver police are investigating the death of a 7-year-old boy who officers say appeared to be suffering from malnutrition.
Police say 26-year-old Jon Phillips and 21-year-old Sarah Berry are being held for investigation of homicide. Their connection to the boy wasn't released.
Police officials say the boy weighed 30 pounds when he was found and may have been kept in a closet periodically.
Police say the boy died Sunday.
Chief Deputy Coroner Michelle Weiss-Samaras says an autopsy was conducted but further tests are needed to determine a cause of death. The boy hasn't been identified yet.
Denver Human Services Manager Roxane White says the boy's younger sibling has been placed with a foster family.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus