Parents in Custody After 14 Month Old Found Dead in Motel Room

Parents in Custody After 14 Month Old Found Dead in Motel Room

(Farmington Hills Police, Oct. 4, 2021)

Farmington Hills, MI – The Farmington Hills Police Department is currently investigating the death of a 14-month-old male child at the Motel 6 located at 38300 Grand River near Halsted Road. Officers and investigators responded to the scene on October 3, 2021 at approximately 5:30 PM, regarding a welfare check of the child. Relatives of the family contacted the Police Department expressing concern for the child, who resided at the motel with his parents.

During the investigation, officers discovered the child deceased inside the room where the family resided. Investigators, evidence technicians, and members of the FBI’s Evidence Response Team worked diligently throughout the night to determine how this tragedy occurred. The parents of the child, both in their early 30’s, were subsequently taken into custody. Investigators are currently working with the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office, which will review the investigation for criminal charges.

“The Farmington Hills Police Department and our community are heartbroken over this tragic loss,” said Police Chief Jeff King. “My thoughts and prayers go out to the child’s family.”

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