Police had no comment on the progress of the probe into the death of Adonis Reed. He was found on the living room couch of the home at 89 Ketcham Ave. after a male caller to 911 Wednesday evening said the boy needed medical attention.
Although police would not comment on most aspects of the case, the head of the homicide squad, Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick, told reporters Wednesday night that the boy was "clearly the victim of violence." After an autopsy, the death was classified as a homicide on Thursday.
Police have not provided a cause of death or other details.
The youngster had been living in the house under the care of his godmother Lakisha Pitt, 32. Pitt's boyfriend, Jonathan Thompson, 32, lived with them, neighbors and family members said. His mother, Kiara Daniels, 21, of Wyandanch, gave up custody of her other child, a 6-year-old girl, to the Department of Social Services during a brief court appearance Thursday in Family Court in Central Islip.