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Kennewick Police Investigating Infant Death

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KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police are actively investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy.

Police say the mother of the boy, Nicole Bernal, 23 of Kennewick took the boy to the Trios emergency room on Dec. 23, 2014. He was unresponsive and medics immediately transported him by air to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. 

A doctor declared the boy brain dead several day later and they ultimately removed him from life support. 

The Spokane County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy Dec. 29th. The findings from the exam have not been completed. 

Police arrested the father of the child, Mario Torres, 32 of Kennewick, for "witness tampering" in this case. Police have not filed any other charges at this time. 

Police are actively investigating the cause and manner of death. 

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