Two arrested in child death investigation

Posted at 1:38 AM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 17:47:49-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Two people are in custody as an investigation into the death of a child takes shape in Kalamazoo.

Police were called to the scene of a four-year-old child not breathing at a home on Mt. Olivet early Sunday around 5 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the young victim, who they say had apparently suffered some unknown physical trauma.

"Lifesaving measures were attempted at that time," said Capt. Shannon Bagley about the officers performing CPR on the child.  "As a result of information that was gleaned during the medical assistance, a criminal investigation began."

Two people were arrested at the scene, described only as a 34-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman. Two additional children in the home were taken into protective custody by Child Protective Services.

"Of course it’s a horrific thing," said Capt. Bagley. "We’re going to do our best and kind of shore up everything we need for this investigation."