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Child's death under investigation as homicide

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A homicide investigation is underway in the death of a 4-year-old boy whose father says died after falling from the back of a pickup truck near Mt. Spokane State Park.

Gerrin LaFluer's father says the pickup was parked when the boy fell off, however autopsy results show the boy died from injuries that detectives say could not have happened if the truck was parked.

Officials say the say the fall occurred in the area of Elliot and Wallis where the boy's family was said to be gathering firewood on their 12 acre farm. The boy reportedly fell off the back of the pickup and onto a woodpile.

The boy's father immediately drove him to the fire station at Market and Farwell. Fire officials called 911 and the boy was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy revealed the boy died of internal injuries.

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