Police treating death of Warren toddler as homicide

Amari Dewayne Allen died May 8 at Akron Children's Hospital

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WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police in Warren are treating the death of a 3-year-old boy as a homicide.

Amari Allen died at Akron Children’s Hospital on May 8. A call for service report three days earlier shows staff at the hospital believed his injuries were not accidental.

The staff also reported the child’s legal guardian was changing another child’s diaper at a home on Clearwater Street when she heard yelling coming from the kitchen.

The woman thought Allen was choking and went to grab the food out of his mouth when he fell back, hitting the counter then the floor. But the staff there told investigators the type of trauma the child suffered did not match her story.

Elayine Stano lives nearby and said had no idea what was going on.

“We never knew a tragic accident happened or whatever happened there. We had no idea a child was in danger there,” Stano said.

The Summit County Medical Examiner said Allen’s cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

Warren Police have been keeping very tight-lipped about the case, only saying it’s under investigation.

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