Oliver Hitchcock was an eight year old boy from Wisconsin who has passed away from injuries he suffered when his mother, Natalia Aleksandrovna Hitchcock., attacked him. According to police reports Oliver Hitchcock was home with his mother and father when the mother suddenly attacked her son. 911 was called while Oliver Hitchcock’s father attempted to save his son. Oliver Hitchcock would be rushed to the hospital where he would later die from his injuries.
Oliver Hitchcock’s mother, Natalia Aleksandrovna Hitchcock., was arrested and initially charged with assault causing bodily harm however it is expected the charges will be upgraded. Oliver Hitchcock’s mother received injuries during the violent assault which police deemed to be self-inflicted. No motive for this senseless crime has been released.
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An 8-year-old boy has died two days after being found unresponsive in a Sheboygan Falls apartment, police confirmed during a Saturday morning news conference.
His mother is in custody and is the only suspect in this case, according to police.
The Sheboygan Falls Police Chief identified the boy as Oliver Hitchcock.
Police said he passed away Friday afternoon.
An autopsy is scheduled next week.
Officers were called to the Plank Trail Apartments in Sheboygan Falls on Wednesday evening.
“The initial response I can say was due to a strangulation,” said Police Chief Eric Miller on Saturday.
Police said the boy’s mother was also taken to a hospital with what they say were “self-inflicted injuries.” She was released on Friday and transported to the Sheboygan County Jail.
WISN 12 News spoke with Oliver’s uncle on his Dad’s side Saturday.
“Oliver was a sweet, smart kid,” said Eric Hitchcock. “He played Minecraft quite a bit and he was into airplanes.”
He also said he enjoyed spending time with his brother.
“It’s horrible that it happened. It just doesn’t make any sense,” Hitchcock said. “I just couldn’t believe it was true. I mean I just talked to his mom two days before and things were normal and we had a good conversation. It’s just unbelievable.”
Hitchcock set up a Gofundme to help support Oliver’s Dad, Jeff.
Jeff is a truck driver and will need to take time off to care for his other son on his own.
“It’s just horrible and it’s hard to get through it,” Eric Hitchcock said. “He’s [Oliver’s dad] just existing trying to get through it.”
You can donate to the family’s GoFundMe by clicking here.
Chief Miller said they will refer charges of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide and Attempted Homicide to the District Attorney’s office.
“The second count is something that came up in the investigative process,” said Miller. “The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department is the lead agency on that.”
12 News reached out to the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department for more information on the attempted homicide charge. They have not responded as of Saturday night.
Police said they will not release the name of the mother until she is formally charged. A criminal complaint will likely be available early next week once she is formally charged.
Oliver was a student at the Sheboygan Falls Elementary School.
“We have some tough days ahead for our families, our students, our staff. Our crisis team is mobilized and will be on site Monday and throughout the week,” said Superintendent Annalee Bennin.
They are asking families to have conversations with their children ahead of Monday to ensure their mental health.
“Age appropriate conversations are really important, so our crisis team has actually been together this morning and they’re still gathering right now to out together the messaging and what that will look like at every grade level, and specific to classrooms that were more closely affected,” Bennin said. “But it will look different for a 12th grader than it does for a 2ndgrader or kindergartener.”