A 26-year-old Stamford, Connecticut man is a suspect in the death of his 2-year-old son, Liam, who was found inside a plastic bag buried in a park, according to Stamford police.
Stamford police said they received a call at 11:52 a.m. Monday reporting a possible kidnapping and a child who may have been injured.
Authorities learned that the child may have been buried in the Cummings Park area, and officers found an area where dirt was disturbed. It was there that they found the boy buried in a plastic bag, police said.
The Office of the Medical Examiner determined that the child died of homicide and that the cause of death was blunt force injuries to the head.
Edgar Ismalej-Gomez, 26, was initially considered a possible person of interest, police said. He was arrested Tuesday morning for a probation order violation and is being held on charges unrelated to the boy’s death. Bail was set at $3 million.
During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, police named Ismalej-Gomez as a suspect.
Police found Ismalej-Gomez’s vehicle in Scalzi Park on Monday night.
On Tuesday morning, officers located Ismalej-Gomez in a taxi and took him into custody.
Police said a protection order had been issued.
This is a developing story. Pending updates.