The V.I. Police Department is investigating a case in which an infant is believed to have been physically abused.
According to the police, the Schneider Regional Medical Center reported at about 2 p.m. Monday that it was treating a 1-year-old abused infant who had been brought in for treatment,
Responding officers arrived at the medical facility and met with representatives of the V.I. Department of Human Services, who directed them to the child being treated. The infant child had sustained a bruise to the left side of the forehead, coupled with swelling to the back of its head and brain.
After having received treatment at the emergency room, the child was flown off-island at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday to a facility in Miami for further treatment.
The name of the child and its family was not released by police.
Investigating officers asked that anyone with information on the case call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9807 ext. 5556, the Office of the Chief of Police at 340-774-2211, the 911 emergency call center, or contact the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersusvi.org.