Local law enforcement is investigating the death of a 2-month-old baby, which occurred on Wednesday morning, Feb. 15.
Grayson County Coroner Joe Brad Hudson said a call came in at 7:49 a.m. on Wednesday that 2-month-old Kashden Adam Reed had been found unresponsive at his home in the apartments on Penner Drive in Leitchfield.
Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins responded to the scene and attempted to resuscitate Reed until Grayson County EMS arrived, Hudson said.
Grayson County EMS then transported Reed to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center where resuscitation was attempted until 8:19 a.m., at which time he was pronounced dead, according to Hudson.
The Grayson County Coroner’s Office investigated, and Reed’s body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s office in Louisville for an autopsy, which was performed on Thursday, Feb. 16, Hudson said.
Based on the preliminary results of the autopsy, Hudson said, officials believe the cause of death is likely Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and no foul play is suspected.
However, Leitchfield Police Department Detective Kevin Smith said his agency’s investigation into the infant’s death “will remain open until all results come back from the Medical Examiner’s office.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, www.cdc.gov, SIDS is the “sudden death of an infant less than 1 year of age that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation is conducted, including a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and a review of the clinical history.”
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