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Death of 5-month-old Woodlawn boy in August ruled homicide

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The August death of a 5-month-old boy from the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood has been ruled a homicide.

At 9:30 p.m. July 28, officers responded to a call of a baby with visible signs of trauma at the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to Chicago Police.

Raamse Lan’Pharay Morris was transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he died at 7:07 p.m. Aug. 5, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy did not immediately rule on cause and manner of death, with results pending further investigation, but has since found Morris died of multiple injuries due to child abuse and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the case for allegations of abuse and neglect, according to an agency spokesperson. DCFS did not have prior contact with the child.

The Area Central Special Victims Unit is also conducting a homicide investigation.