Cadiz, KY. (October 27, 2021) – On October 26, 2021 just after 6:00 PM Kentucky State Police, Post 1 was notified by Trigg County Dispatch of an infant that was found deceased in a residence on E. Adams Mill Road in Cadiz. Troopers and detectives with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 responded to investigate the incident at the request of the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office.
The preliminary investigation revealed that 28 year old, Shaylynn Curtis had been residing with her 5 month old baby boy at their residence on E. Adams Mill Road. The infant passed away during the night of October 25, 2021 for reasons still under investigation. Curtis took the deceased infant and drove to a friend’s house. She then returned home, wrapped the infant in a blanket, and placed him in the attic of the residence. Curtis did not make any attempts to call 911 or seek medical assistance for the infant. Friends of Curtis who were concerned about the welfare of the infant contacted 911.
Detectives with Kentucky State Police arrested and charged Shaylynn Curtis with Abuse of a Corpse. She was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
An autopsy was conducted on October 27, 2021. The results of the autopsy are pending and the investigation is continuing by Detective Brian Hill.
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