The death of a Holt child on Monday is being investigated as a homicide.  The Highway Patrol reports an autopsy on Tuesday determined the four-year-old’s death was due to blunt force trauma.  The northwest major case squad has been activated.

Press Release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

On October 15, 2012, at approximately 3:10 p.m. a Clinton County ambulance was sent to a residence in Holt, MO, due to an unresponsive four year-old male child. The child was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

On October 16, 2012, an autopsy indicated that the child’s cause of death was due to blunt force trauma.

The northwest major case squad has been activated and investigators are working the homicide.