Toddler found dead from unknown injuries just hours after AMBER Alert issued: Police

After issuing an AMBER Alert to locate a missing toddler, Colorado police discovered that he died from unknown injuries, as reported by FOX 21.

The alert was issued Saturday night after the older sibling of Nain Dominguez, 2, reported him missing. The toddler was last seen with the same sibling around 5:45 p.m. in a park near Colorado Springs, as previously reported by CBS Denver. 

Early Sunday morning, just 14 hours after he went missing, investigators discovered the 2-year-old with what they described as a “life-threatening condition.” Dominguez was taken to the hospital and, later that day, he perished.

Authorities have yet to reveal the nature of his injuries or if they suspect foul play, though police did initially link a white panel van with no rear windows to the boy’s disappearance, having issued a later alert stating that the owner of the van was seen carrying Dominguez, according to KKTV.

Police later issued a retraction, stating that the vehicle had no relation to the case.

Deputies have stated that they will release more information in the coming days, as they conduct interviews in an attempt to the bottom of the toddler’s injuries and death. His parents have not been publicly identified nor have police released information as to where he was discovered, though witnesses have stated that he was loaded into an ambulance near where he went missing.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 719-390-5555.

[Featured Image: Handout/El Paso County Sheriff’s Office]