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KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii: A 3-month-old Kealakekua girl was admitted to Kona Community Hospital for burns last Friday, and now police say they have initiated an abuse of a family/household member investigation in connection with an injured infant.
The infant’s burns were reportedly caused by a hot bath. Doctors also found evidence of bone fractures.
The baby was later transferred to Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children on Oahu, where she is being treated and is listed in good condition.
The Honolulu Police Department and Child Protective Services on Oahu and the Big Island are assisting the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Area II Juvenile Aid Section in the investigation.