Police in Suffolk County say a 4-year-old boy who died after being found alone in an Amityville home appears to be the victim of violence. 

Authorities say police received a call shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday reporting an ambulance was needed for a small boy at an apartment on Ketcham Avenue.

When officers responded, they discovered the child unconscious on a couch in the living room. No adults were in the home.

The boy was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead at about 6 p.m. 

The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Police said there were obvious signs of trauma on the boy’s body. 

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide division at 631-852-6392, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.


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