The injuries suffered by a 6-month-old baby are being investigated by the East Windsor Police Department and the Department of Children and Families.
Officers said they were notified at 11 p.m. on Tuesday that the infant was brought to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford.
Police said the injuries were significant, but non-life-threatening. They consisted of bruising to the baby's head, torso and extremities.
"When you have injuries to the front and back of your head, your eyes, your arms, and your torso, that would be a significant injury for a six-and-a-half-month-old baby," said Det. Matthew Carl, East Windsor police. "Something would've happened and someone should have known."
The child was held for observation.
Police said the baby had been in foster care in East Windsor.
On Tuesday, the infant saw a pediatrician for a check-up and was just fine, but after that the child then saw multiple relatives in multiple towns, as part of a scheduled visitation.
"There was a scheduled visitation for the child to see parents, grandparents, things of that nature," Carl said. "When you have injuries to the front and back of your head, your eyes, your arms, and your torso, that would be a significant injury for a six and a half month old baby. Something would've happened and someone should have known."
When the baby returned, the police said the foster parents discovered the injuries.
DCF was called to look into the case with East Windsor detectives. Police from several other unnamed towns are also investigating because they believe the abuse was inflicted at some point within a six hour time frame.
In a statement, DCF said "The Department has already been in consultation with medical experts to assist us in determining the nature and origin of this child's injuries and to provide necessary treatment."
Anyone with information can call the department's anonymous tip line at (860) 292-8252.
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