Detroit — The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has requested further investigation from police in a case involving a 24-year-old Detroit mother and her 33-year-old boyfriend following the death of the mother’s daughter.

Police were called to Henry Ford Hospital around 9:15 p.m. Thursday on a report a 3-year-old girl died after suffering multiple bruises. The mother brought the girl into the hospital stating she wouldn’t eat, police said. The girl died at the hospital.

“Officer arrived and discovered a 3-year-old female had suffered some extensive bruising about her chest, head and arms,” said Sgt. Michael Woody. “A significant wound was on her head.”

The mother and her boyfriend were questioned and arrested, Woody said.

According to the prosecutor’s office, as the man was placed in a squad car he tried to flee but he was captured and re-arrested.

On Monday, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Clifford Daniel Thomas with resisting and obstructing police.

Police have been in contact with Child Protective Services as part of its investigation.

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