An infant died of burn injuries Monday and D.C. Police are investigating the death as a homicide, police said Wednesday evening.
The incident took place on Sept. 5 in the 1900 block of Valley Terrace Southeast, police said. Officers arrived to the location at about 6 p.m. where they learned 6-month-old Brooklynn Zakiyaa Hill-Davis, of Northwest, had sustained thermal injuries.
Hill-Davis was taken to a local hospital and died Monday. An autopsy from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner revealed hemorrhaging to the infant’s back and a possible fracture to her right femur, according to a police report. The report said the autopsy also showed thermal trauma to her abdomen, back and lower chest, which caused her death.
On Wednesday, officials determined that the infant’s death was a homicide.
Other details of the investigation and circumstances of the infant’s death were not immediately available.