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Death of toddler under investigation in Frankfort

Investigators from the Frankfort Police Department are investigating the death of a three-year-old boy.

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. - Investigators from the Frankfort Police Department are investigating the death of a three-year-old boy.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office identified the boy as Avery Hose.

Staff members at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center contacted police on Sunday about a suspected case of abuse. EMS transported an unresponsive child to the hospital. Medical officials later moved the child to Kentucky Children's Hospital where he died on Wednesday night.

Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn says Hose died of blunt force trauma and that his death is being investigated as a homicide.

The State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort is conducting an autopsy.

Frankfort Police are working with the Franklin Co. Commonwealth Attorney's office on this investigation.

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