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Juvenile named in infant’s death



Police have charged a juvenile with murder after a four-month-old baby boy was found over an embankment Friday morning.

A Kentucky State Police trooper was dispatched to a residence located on Turner Drive, located between Seco and Kona, at 5:16 a.m. after a caller said an infant was missing.

The baby, Blayze Alexander Smith, was found at 6:40 a.m. over an embankment located behind the residence.

Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker pronounced the baby dead at 7 a.m.

The body has been sent to Frankfort for autopsy by the state medical examiner’s office.

As the result of the initial investigation, a juvenile has been charged with one count of murder. The juvenile, who sources familiar with the case say is a 16-year old boy related to the victim, was transported and lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center. Police did not name the juvenile. 

This incident remains under investigation by KSP Detective Randy Combs.



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