Boy, 2, dies; was found injured at Portland motel

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland say a 2-year-old boy found critically injured earlier this week at a motel has died. A man arrested in the case remains in jail.

Sgt. Pete Simpson said the child died late Thursday afternoon at a Portland hospital. An autopsy is scheduled. The boy was found Tuesday night at the Unicorn Motel.

A man identified as 28-year-old Joshua Howard remains in custody for investigation of attempted aggravated murder, assault and criminal mistreatment.

The Multnomah County district attorney's office will present the case next week to a grand jury.

Police say Howard called 911 on Tuesday night. Officers found the boy unconscious.

Simpson says the former Astoria man is the boyfriend of the child's mother.