An post-mortem revealed a lacking 5-year-old New Hampshire boy discovered lifeless in a Massachusetts park died from neglect, violence, and acute fentanyl intoxication.
Elijah Lewis‘ manner of death was listed as a homicide, according to a news release from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Workplace on Monday. Particularly, he died from “violence and neglect, including facial and scalp injuries, acute fentanyl intoxication, malnourishment and pressure ulcers,” based on the post-mortem.
Lewis was reported lacking on October 14 by New Hampshire’s Division for Kids, Youth & Households. He had not been reported lacking prior. His physique was discovered buried in a wooded space in Abington 9 days later.
Elijah’s mom, Danielle Denise Dauphinais, 35, and her boyfriend, Joseph Stapf, 30, had been arrested in New York Metropolis and charged with youngster endangerment and witness tampering. They pleaded responsible final month and stay behind bars with out bail.
The New Hampshire Legal professional Basic’s Workplace mentioned the investigation into the boys’ demise stays lively and ongoing.