BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – After nearly four months, there has yet to be an arrest in the death of three-year-old Jaronn McAllister.
According to assistant district attorney Lee Bollinger, the case is now being handled as a homicide investigation.
McAllister died from internal bleeding due to blunt force trauma, according to search warrants filed at the Brunswick County Courthouse.
Bollinger said Wednesday that his office is waiting for results to come back from the SBI before they can comment or move forward in the investigation. Bollinger said investigators are trying to figure out who exactly assaulted McAllister.
The search warrant stated that a preliminary autopsy report showed the cause of death was internal bleeding of the liver, due to blunt force trauma.
Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Lt. Donna Simpson also observed bruising, scratches on Jaronn's back, as well as what looked like a bruise on the child's head.
Bollinger said he had not seen results from the toxicology report as of Wednesday, but he did say they were in the DA's office and were waiting to be processed.
Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause said previously that the case was being handled as a "suspicious death" investigation.
Bollinger said they are looking at a number of leads and hope to make a break in the case soon.
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