A two-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly a day was found seriously injured Thursday evening after he showed up at Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma. According to police, the boy and his 18-month-old brother were staying with their mother’s boyfriend, Stephan Perebeynos, for the past four days while the mother received medical treatment.
18-Month-Old Sufferes Major Head Trauma
During that span, Perebeynos reported beat the 18-month-old boy, causing major head trauma and bruises. He called 911 and said he could not awaken the toddler, who was taken to Mary Bridge Hospital by emergency personnel. When questioned by police about the boy’s two-year-old brother, Tyrone Hampton Jr., Perebeynos claimed he had been kidnapped.
Police later learned that Perebeynos had taken Tyrone to the home of a female relative, who quickly realized the extent of his injuries and took him to the hospital as well. Though Tyrone’s injuries were serious, officials say they are not life-threatening. The 18-month-old boy, however, reportedly has a severe brain hemorrhage and has only a 50-percent chance of living.