Dec 07, 2022

Police rule Kansas City child's death from neglect a homicide

Posted Dec 07, 2022 2:00 AM
Fish-photo Jackson County
Fish-photo Jackson County

KANSAS CITY —Police investigating the death of a 5-year-old at a Kansas City home ruled the death is a homicide, according to Police Captain Leslie Foreman.

According to court records, On November 3, Kansas City police were dispatched to the 5700 block of St. John Avenue on a report of a deceased child. Officers found two children, one deceased and the other non-responsive. The mother called police dispatch and reported one of the children had been dead for several days.

Adair R. Fish, 43, has been charged with Abuse or Neglect of a Child Resulting in Death, Abuse or Neglet of a Child, and two Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree charges, according to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.

The mother was the legal guardian of the child and had care, custody and control of their health and well-being. A doctor diagnosed that the deceased child suffered from malnutrition and dehydration.