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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Toddler’s death could be homicide

  • A young child died in North Newton, and the death is under investigation.


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  • A young child died in North Newton, and the death is under investigation.

    Harvey County jail records show someone jailed on murder charges Saturday night, as KAKE TV reports, but the Harvey County Sheriff’s office will not confirm any connection to the case.

    At about 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Harvey County Sheriff deputies responded to an address in North Newton on a report of an unconscious 19-month-old male child. Upon arrival, deputies began CPR, but the child was unresponsive. The boy was taken to Newton Medical Center by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead at 4:24 p.m.

    Officers from the Harvey County Sheriff’s Department, Newton Police Department and North Newton Police Department have conducted interviews with the child’s family and his mother’s boyfriend. No names have been released.

    The child’s body was transported to the Sedgwick County Forensic Laboratory for an autopsy. Law enforcement are continuing to investigate. A call to Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton was not returned at press time.

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