SHAWNEE Kan. — Police have one person in custody in connection with a deadly house fire early Sunday morning.
Firefighters said they found the body of a little boy around 1 a.m. Sunday after they responded to a fire near West 69th Terrace and Larsen Lane.
Investigators said the infant was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries in the fire.
Now, a makeshift memorial, a boarded up house and crime scene tape are all that’s left.
Shawnee police said the fire remains under investigation. They did not release the name of the suspect or that person’s relationship to the victim. No formal charges have been filed.
Family told FOX4 on Monday the baby’s father was initially facing misdemeanor charge for breaking a protection order earlier this month. The woman he was supposed to refrain from having contact with is the baby’s mother.
He appeared in court Johnson County court on Monday, and that misdemeanor charge was upgraded to felony stalking.
The man is also on probation for aggravated domestic batter and illegal possession of a firearm as well.
He is currently being held in jail on multiple bonds and is scheduled to appear back in court Thursday.
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