LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Detectives with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard are investigating the death of a Letcher County infant.
At approximately 5:16 a.m., Friday morning, KSP dispatchers received a call advising that an infant child was missing from a home on Turner Drive, in the Neon community.
A trooper began speaking with family members of the missing infant, while other troopers searched around the immediate area of the home for the child. At approximately 6:40, the child was located behind the home, over an embankment.
The Letcher County Coroner’s office was contacted, and responded to the scene, where they pronounced the child deceased.
KSP detectives responded to the scene to conduct an investigation into the death of the infant. This initial investigation led them to a juvenile, who has been charged with one count of murder. The juvenile was lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center.
An autopsy will be preformed on the infant at the State Medical Examiner’s Office.