Names released in Owensboro baby death investigation

Names released in Owensboro baby death investigation

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Owensboro Police say a person of interest has been named in a baby death investigation. According to obituaries, both the person of interest and the baby died the same day.

OPD identifies the person of interest as 33-year-old Kyle Aubrey of Owensboro. The victim has been identified as seven-month-old Janessa Keserich of Owensboro.

According to Aubrey’s obituary, he is the boyfriend of Janessa’s mother

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The investigation began back on February 8 when EMS and the fire department were called to a home on East 27th Street around 5 p.m. for a medical run involving Janessa.

She was taken to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville where police say she died days later.

Her obituary says that Aubrey was like a father to Janessa. Officers say he was left to care for the infant at the time of the incident.

Officer Boggess with OPD says Janessa died due to trauma consistent with some type of abuse.

He says the investigation is not over, and they still have a lot of questioning to do.

“Anybody that would have had contact with either the child, the person of interest, even the mom, the entire family just to determine what the relationship was there and whether there had been any issues in the past. Those kinds of things," OPD Officer Andrew Boggess said.

Police say they were able to obtain an initial statement from Aubrey following the incident. The Louisville Metro Police Department has since launched an investigation into his death.

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