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Boy dies after being dropped onto freeway

January 19, 2008

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— A toddler thrown from a pedestrian overpass onto a busy freeway died from the 30-foot fall, not the vehicle that ran over him, the city medical examiner said Friday.

An autopsy showed Cyrus Belt, who would have turned 2 early next month, died from "multiple blunt force injuries due to fall from height," the examiner said.

Police arrested a 23-year-old neighbor of the boy. Charges were pending, police spokeswoman Michelle Yu said.

Witnesses say they saw the man hold Cyrus in the air on the pedestrian overpass Thursday and then drop him to the asphalt below. One or two vehicles may have struck the boy.

The man, who was wearing green hospital scrubs, was taken to the police station and then to a hospital, Yu said. She didn't know whether he had a history of mental illness or a criminal record.

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Christine Pennewell Davis 6 years, 8 months ago

made me cry when I read this one yesterday so who cares if is local.

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