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Coroner rules infant death homicide; police investigating

September 20, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky coroner has ruled the death of a 4-month-old infant as homicide and police say they are investigating.

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office says in a Thursday statement that preliminary autopsy results found Landon Mays’ cause of death to be consistent with abusive head trauma. The baby died Sept. 8 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

A statement from the Lexington Police Department says medical personnel contacted police Sept. 5 to report possible child abuse. They said the boy had been brought to the hospital for an apparent seizure and was suffering head trauma that was possibly suspicious and non-accidental.

No arrest has been made. Police say they are awaiting lab results from an out-of-state medical examiner.

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