Mother tells police her 5-yr-old son suffered severe burns in bathtub

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A mother’s claim their her five-year-old son was burned on Wednesday in the bathtub is under investigation.

Police say the 20-year-old mother claims she went outside to check the mail at about 7:00 p.m. that night and said when she returned about half an hour later, she found her 23-year-old boyfriend holding the boy.

Before putting him to bed, the mother said she noticed severed burns to her son’s lower back and buttocks. When he woke up in pain, she said she noticed the burns had worsened and called 911.

Detectives weren’t certain if the burns were really sustained in the tub at their home in the 1300 block of Independence Ave. and if they were, who turned on the hot water.

FOX 4 will continue to follow this story and update if police make any arrests.

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