Coroner's office: Baby beaten in the head until unconscious

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner's Office says a baby boy was beaten in the head until he was unconscious and died.

Authorities say Jeramy Marquez Castro died of brain swelling from multiple blunt force Wednesday night.

According to the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, deputies and emergency officials responded to Jennings Drive in Dorchester County Wednesday night in reference to a call of an unresponsive child.

Deputies started CPR before EMS arrived at the scene, but despite everyone's efforts, the baby died.  The coroner's office report that the boy's mother did not know what happened until she called to say she was picking Jeramy and her other children up from a caregiver.

An investigation was opened into the circumstance that caused the death and an autopsy was performed in Newberry, SC. No one has been arrested in the case.

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