Authorities probe death of Modesto murder victim's son

Jul 20, 2015 6:04 PM by News Staff, Photo: KCRA-3

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in the California city where two women and three young girls were found slain over the weekend say investigators are also looking into last year's death of the 2-year-old son of one of the victims.

The toddler died in Children's Hospital in Modesto, California, in October. The Stanislaus County coroner said the cause of death is still under investigation. The coroner and the Modesto Police are investigating the boy's death.

The boy's mother, sister, half-sister and two other females were found dead Saturday afternoon in a Modesto home.

Police arrested Martin Martinez, the former boyfriend of the boy's mother, on suspicion of homicide Sunday in San Jose.

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