CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland Police are investigating the death of a 10-year-old special needs foster child. According to investigators and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, Xavier Brothers-Bartholomew was found in full arrest when EMS crews responded to a home on E. 160th Street Sunday afternoon.
The boy was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A person within the Department of Child and Family Services told News Channel 5 Brothers-Bartholomew was receiving specialized foster care and was from another county in Eastern Ohio.
Neighbors say the woman who lives in the house has three daughters and occasionally fosters other children.
Investigators and officers came and went inside the home into the evening hours with the woman identified as the care-giver eventually leaving after investigators departed.
Police say the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner is expected to officially release cause of death.