News

Actions

Coroner in CA says 4-month-old boy was smothered to death

default.png
Posted at 2:32 PM, Feb 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-09 15:39:34-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner has ruled that a 4-month-old boy, who died in September, was smothered to death. KCSO is now investigating his death as a homicide.

According to KCSO, 4-month-old Landon Helmick was found unresponsive on September 30, 2018 in the 1900 block of South J Street in South Bakersfield. He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital, where he died.

A postmortem examination was conducted by the Kern County Coroner. The Kern County Coroner has ruled that the cause of death was smothering and the manner was homicide.

KCSO says a person of interest has been identified and interviewed, but no arrests have been made.

Copyright 2019 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.