Fresno, CA – The community of Dos Palos is stunned to find out the death of four-year old boy is being ruled a murder.
“Absolute shock, just shock.”
This cozy, quiet neighborhood tucked into the heart of Dos Palos is trying to come to grips with the death of a four year old boy who investigators say was killed by the mother’s live-in boyfriend Steven Perez Jr.
“An autopsy was performed on the child and we learned he suffered from child abuse “
on November 7th the Dos Palos police responded to a call at a home on Ida street, where a boy was having a seizure. after a two week investigation the Merced County Sheriff’s Department also arrested the boy’s mother, 22 year old Chanish Conrady, she’s being charged with child endangerment.
“We received word that CPS has been on this case sometime back in September, there’s been investigations done in regards to child abuse.”
“You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors,” said Wood. “So anything can happen anywhere but you don’t hear about this in Dos Palos.”
The boy not being identified. Residents left trying to make sense of the unthinkable.
“He’s a 4-year old boy, how can anyone be so violent towards a small child?”
The mom and the boyfriend are being held on no bond at the Merced County jail.