After receiving a call concerning an unresponsive infant in February 2022, the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office became aware of the parents’ disrespect for their child.
A couple in Indiana has been arrested after their 2-month-old kid was allegedly starved to death. Caylin Monroe, 23, and Jakob Scott, 22, have been charged with murder and death by negligence of a dependant. After receiving a call concerning an unresponsive infant in February 2022, the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office became aware of the parents’ disrespect for their child. According to News 14, when first responders arrived at their rural home, they discovered the baby dead.
According to an autopsy, the baby, identified as Silas Chance-Kent Scott, died as a result of hunger. He was barely over three months old at the time. Monroe allegedly told authorities that Silas was “little, but healthy” when he was born and had no significant medical difficulties, according to the affidavit of probable cause. According to PEOPLE, she reportedly stated that her baby “had problems growing.”
Her mother and a friend, she allegedly informed police, had expressed worries about the child’s size. “Grace Hudson, Caylin’s best friend, inquired why [Silas] was so small, according to Caylin. ‘Yeah, he’s a little,’ Caylin explained. Caylin indicated that she suspected Silas had a medical problem, but she never had the time to contact a new paediatrician, “according to the affidavit.
Monroe later revealed that she was frightened of having her children taken away if she had taken Silas to the doctor. Monroe allegedly told authorities that she remembered feeding the kid after she got off work the day before he died during an interrogation. According to officials, an autopsy revealed no evidence of formula or milk in the child’s stomach, even though the infant was the last fed at 4:30 p.m. the day before he died.
When questioned about it, the mother allegedly admitted to forgetting to feed her son if he was quiet or if she was preoccupied with her other children. According to the affidavit, the DCS (Indiana Department of Child Services) had previously investigated the mother following an incident with another child.
Monroe was reportedly expected to keep track of the child’s food intake. Scott, the father of the deceased infant, was also examined by police, and he allegedly admitted that Silas didn’t feed unless he cried. Scott couldn’t recall if Silas was fed on the awful day he died. The couple is presently being detained in custody without bond and has yet to make a plea.