LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives Thursday were investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy who was supposed to be under protective supervision.
Josue-Rey Maldonado, of Signal Hill, died Aug. 10 after county social workers allegedly left him with his mother, who was receiving court-ordered training to improve her parenting skills.READ MORE: Arson Suspected In Pacific Palisades Brush Fire That Continues To Burn; Mandatory Evacuations Ordered
Witnesses said Maldonado had bruising on his face the night before he died, the Los Angeles Times reported.READ MORE: Fans React To Kobe Bryant's Posthumous Induction Into The Hall Of Fame
The apparent cause of death was homicide, according to a Department of Children and Family Services report reviewed by the Times.MORE NEWS: Demonstrators Protesting Conflict Between Israel And Palestine March In Westwood
The toddler’s three siblings were taken into protective custody.