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Kona child abuse investigation 07-26-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C12019102

Media Release

Big Island police have initiated an abuse of a family/household member investigation in connection with an injured infant.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. Friday (July 20), Kona patrol officers responded to Kona Community Hospital, where a 3-month-old Kealakekua girl had been admitted for burns reportedly caused by a hot bath. Doctors also found evidence of bone fractures.

The baby was later transferred to Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children on Oahu, where she is being treated and is listed in good condition.

The Honolulu Police Department and Child Protective Services on Oahu and the Big Island are assisting the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Area II Juvenile Aid Section in the investigation.