Navajo Nation Police: Missing 1-year-old found dead
June 28, 2019 09:01 PM
SHIPROCK, N.M. – The Navajo Police Department has found a missing 1-year-old boy dead outside of Shiprock.
Police say 21-month-old Kyron Kelewood had been last seen Thursday wearing grey pants, blue shoes and a beige shirt.
According to police, they received a call from a resident in the Horseshoe Canyon area Thursday afternoon reporting that a woman had approached their home. The caller said the woman was severely dehydrated and told them she had left her children in a remote location near Horseshoe Canyon.
Police say at some point Wednesday night, Kyron was with his mother, an infant minor and an adult male when the vehicle they were riding in got stuck.
According to police, the mother took officers to the area where she left her children. Police found another infant who was rushed to the hospital for immediate treatment and is in critical condition. The adult male was located a short time later.
The circumstances of how Kyron became separated from the adults is under investigation by the FBI and the Navajo Division of Public Safety.
Anyone with information is asked to call Shiprock police at 505-368-1350.
The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women released the following statement:
"Our hearts are broken to learn that our community has lost a little one too soon. We ask our communities to join us in sending light and love to the family of Kyron during this unimaginably painful time. Law enforcements have not released a cause of death or whether there are any suspects in this case. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Division of Public Safety will lead the investigation into the disappearance and lost of Kyron. We also want to thank the Navajo Police Department, county law enforcement, leaders and the community for their efforts and support."
Updated: June 28, 2019 09:01 PM
Created: June 28, 2019 06:39 AM
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