Court records show the father of a 10-year-old Nebraska boy has died, days after he fell in their home and was found being cared for by his son.
An amended petition filed in court Monday says 45-year-old Bienvenu Asumani died Sunday. Additional information about his death wasn't available.
Peter Asumani told a police investigator that he fed his father, 45-year-old Bienvenu Asumani, and gave him liquids, investigator Cynthia Koenig-Warnke said in affidavit filed in Lancaster County Juvenile Court. The investigator went to the family's home Friday after the boy's principal called police to report that he hadn't been in school for four days, Lincoln police spokeswoman Katie Flood said.
Peter said he couldn't communicate with his father during the ordeal. The two lived alone in the house. Flood said it wasn't clear whether the boy knew about the 911 phone system that he could have used to summon help or whether he tried to contact a neighbor or anyone else for help.
Asumani was taken to a hospital. Russ Reno, a spokesman, for the Nebraska Health and Human Services Department would confirm only that the boy was in foster care on Monday. Reno wouldn't comment directly on the case but said it was routine in such cases for the department to immediately begin searching for a child's relatives.
The boy told Koenig-Warnke he had relatives in Arizona and his mother was in Africa, according to the affidavit.