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Friday, December 01, 2017 12:30 pm

Doctor: 2-year-old's injuries consistent with closed fist punches

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

A 2-year-old boy whose body was taken to a Fort Wayne fire station Wednesday had injuries "consistent with that of multiple blows and strikes from a closed fist punch," according to court documents filed Friday. 

A doctor told investigators the boy also had severe injuries to internal organs including the stomach, liver and small intestine as well as a lacerated pancreas. The doctor advised the boy's death was a homicide. 

Mitchell Vanryn, 27, of Fort Wayne, is charged with aggravated battery and domestic battery. He was looking after the child Wednesday, and he was arrested Thursday.

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