MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old South Carolina boy whose body was found buried in cement in a trash can earlier this year died from a blow to the head.
Multiple media outlets reported that Berkeley County coroner Glenn Rhoads released the cause of death Thursday after obtaining an autopsy report.
The body of Rodricus Williams was found in a trash can filled with 400 pounds of cement in Bowman in July after two people said the boy had fallen into Charleston Harbor.
The boy's father, Roger "Tony" Williams, and his girlfriend Grace Trotman are being held on charges of homicide by child abuse.
Police say Williams refused to get medical treatment for the boy after his health failed a month earlier and the couple then dumped the boy into the cement-filled can.