by Jen Kastner
ODESSA- The Odessa Police Department tells NewsWest they still aren't ready to release any updates regarding the investigation surrounding the murder of a three year-old Odessa boy.
Last Friday, NewsWest 9 learned that on January 10th, OPD was notified by Medical Center Hospital staff about a possible case of child abuse. Three year-old Omar Frias, Jr. was transported to MCH by family members after he was found unresponsive. He was then airlifted to a Fort Worth Hospital where he was pronounced dead the next day.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office is ruling this a homicide, based on their findings.
Currently, OPD is classifying the incident as a Capital Murder, Felony 1st Degree offense.
On Monday, NewsWest 9 visited what we believed to be the Odessa home of the boy's grandmother. The people inside of the house slammed on the door shut on us.
Following that, NewsWest 9 visited the boy's father's trailer home, which is also in Odessa. His wife (the boy's step mother) answered the door for us. She declined a formal interview but acknowledged investigators hadn't told her much of what was going on at this point.