DCSO: Unattended Death of Toddler in Duchesne County

The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office had sad news to report in a press release issued on Monday. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home north of Roosevelt at about 8am on Sunday, August 5th, on a report of an unresponsive child at the residence. “When deputies arrived they determined the 2-year-old boy was deceased,” shares the Sheriff’s Office. “His body was transported to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy, as required by state law.” We join the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office in extending our condolences to all those affected by the boy’s death. No other information is available at this time.


 *From the Duchesne County Sheriff's Office: An unattended death, as defined in Utah Code 26-4-2 (10) means "the death of a person who has not been seen by a physician within the scope of the physician's professional capacity within 30 days immediately prior to the date of death. This definition does not require an investigation, autopsy, or inquest in any case where death occurred without medical attendance solely because the deceased was under treatment by prayer or spiritual means alone in accordance with the tenets and practices of a well-recognized church or religious denomination."


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.