Death of baby found in swing ruled homicide

The death of a two-year-old boy was ruled as a homicide.

LA PLATA, Md. (WUSA9) -- The death of a three-year-old boy found dead in a swing at a Maryland park has been ruled a homicide.

ORIGINAL STORY: Woman found pushing dead son, 3, in swing at Md. park

Ji'Aire Lee was found on a swing at Wills Memorial Park on the morning of May 22. He died of dehydration and hypothermia, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office.

Officers found Ji'Aire after someone reported seeing a woman pushing a child on a swing for an unusally long period of time.

The woman was Ji'Aire's 24-year-old mother. The boy's grandmother told WUSA9 that her daughter would never do anything to hurt her son.

Investigators say Ji'Aire and his mother arrived at the park on Wednesday, May 20 at about 11:15 a.m. Ji'Aire, who was alive, was placed in the swing where he stayed until police found them.

The case will be reviewed by the Charles County State's Attorney's Office.

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