Big Island police have initiated an abuse of a family or household member investigation in connection with an injured infant.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. Friday, Kona patrol officers responded to Kona Community Hospital, where a 3-month-old Kealakekua girl had been admitted for burns reportedly caused by a hot bath. Doctors also found evidence of bone fractures, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
The baby was later transferred to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children on Oahu, where she is being treated and is listed in “good condition,” police said.
The Honolulu Police Department and Child Protective Services on Oahu and the Big Island are assisting the Area II Juvenile Aid Section in this investigation.