Burn death of 6-month-old baby in DC ruled a homicide

WASHINGTON — A 6-month-old child was found with burn injuries in Southeast D.C. last week and later died in a hospital, police said.

On Sept. 5 at around 6 p.m., D.C. police arrived in the 1900 block of Valley Terrace Southeast to help out members of D.C. Fire and EMS. There was a victim with apparent burn injuries; she was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

The baby died Monday. Police have identified her as 6-month-old Brooklynn Zakiyaa Hill-Davis, of Northwest.

The chief medical examiner’s office ruled the victim’s cause of death was “complications of thermal injuries,” and the manner of death was ruled a homicide, police said.

Anyone with more information about this death can call police at 202-727-9099, or text information anonymously to 50411.

Below is a map of the area where police first responded.


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