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'He didn't deserve this:' Death of 1-year-old near 25th and Atkinson being investigated as homicide

NOW: ’He didn’t deserve this:’ Death of 1-year-old near 25th and Atkinson being investigated as homicide

Updated: 2:16 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The death of a 1-year-old child near 25th and Atkinson is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office. 

An autopsy is underway. 

The aunt of baby Alonzo Marqueonzo Lamar Jr., known as AJ, created a GoFundMe to help with funeral costs. The baby's mother, Andreana Martin, told CBS 58 her son was a happy baby who was always smiling.

"He didn't deserve this," Martin said.

Martin said she went to work Wednesday morning but left early when she got a phone call saying her son wasn't breathing. She said she went home and found him cold and covered in bruises. She had left her baby in the care of her now ex-boyfriend, who she said has since turned himself in to police.

The family is planning a vigil to honor the baby's life outside their home on 25th on Friday evening.

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Updated: 5:06 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An investigation into the suspicious death of a 1-year-old child in Milwaukee remains active.

Authorities say a suspect turned himself into police.

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Posted: 9:22 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are investigating the death of a 1-year-old child on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Police say the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner has been called to a home near 25th and Atkinson.

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