Colorado Springs Toddler Dies After He Was Found Following Amber Alert

Tom Ozimek
By Tom Ozimek
March 19, 2018US News
Colorado Springs Toddler Dies After He Was Found Following Amber Alert
A 2-year-old boy has died from life-threatening injuries after he was found following an Amber Alert issued in El Paso County. (El Paso County Sheriff's Department)

Following a statewide search a 2-year-old El Paso County boy who was found on the morning of Sunday, March 18, has died.

A family member confirmed the death of the child, who was found around 7:30 a.m. and hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to a Denver7 report.

Nain Dominguez was pronounced dead despite medical intervention, according to the Denver Post, citing a statement made by officials from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators did not provide details about where the boy was found or the nature of his injuries.

Biridiana Dominguez, the boy’s sister, told  Denver7 that the child “brought a lot of joy to our family.”

She thanked police and volunteers who helped in the search for her brother, following the announcement of an Amber Alert.

The search for Dominguez began on Saturday, March 17, around 5 p.m. according to KKTV news, after the police were called with a report of a missing child.

The boy was reportedly last seen with an older sibling near Stratmoor Hills Community Park in Colorado Springs.

An Amber Alert was sent out just before 9:30 p.m that day.

El Paso County deputies initially reported the boy was last seen being carried by a suspect into a large, white panel van with no windows.

But after midnight Sunday, officials said the van and suspect information initially provided were not believed to be related to the disappearance.

At about 8:16 a.m., the Amber Alert was canceled.

An investigation into circumstances around the boy’s disappearance continues.

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