Five days after the emaciated body of 4-year-old Aaron Benjamin was found in his mother’s home, the Human Services Department says it has launched an internal probe and is working with the V.I. Police Department to conduct an investigation into his death.

The internal probe comes a day after The Daily News reported that the child’s father told investigators that he had reported abuse claims by the boy and his younger sister to V.I. Police and Human Services.

— Contact Brandy Brookes at 340-714-9131 or email bbrookes@dailynews.vi.