St. Joseph police investigating toddler’s death

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Police in St. Joseph are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy as a criminal matter.

The toddler is identified as Gage Koelliker. Police Capt. Kevin Castle says the little boy was found dead at a St. Joseph home Friday morning after a parent reported he wasn’t breathing.

Preliminary autopsy results showed the death was not accidental.

Police say the toddler and his mother had been staying at the home of a 24-year-old man who was arrested Saturday on a charge of delivering a controlled substance. The man was also being questioned in the boy’s death but had not been charged Monday.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on the case to call police.


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