Police: Father discovered Warren County 2-month-old not breathing before his death

Cayden Colwell. CONTRIBUTED
Cayden Colwell. CONTRIBUTED

Clearcreek Twp. police are investigating the death of an infant who was found unresponsive in a Warren County home last week.

Cayden Colwell, 2 months old, died on Sunday after being taken off life support at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, according to Clearcreek Twp. Chief John Terrill. The circumstances surrounding the child’s death are considered suspicious, he said.

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The baby was in the care of his biological father when medics and police were called to the residence on Ohio 123 at about 2:05 p.m., according to Terrill. The baby was transported to Atrium Medical Center, then taken by medical helicopter to the Cincinnati hospital.

Sgt. Curtis Hensley said in his report that when he arrived, the baby’s father, Cody Colwell, was being escorted out of the residence by emergency personnel

“(Cody) Colwell was extremely distraught, and it was apparent that he was not able to drive due to his emotional condition,” Hensley said.

Hensley transported the father to the Middletown hospital where the baby boy had already been taken.

At the hospital, Cody Colwell said he had noticed Cayden not breathing when he went to change his diaper and “began breathing for him,” according to the report. The report states CPR was performed at the residence before the medic units arrived.

Terrill declined to elaborate further on the investigation, but he said detectives are awaiting autopsy results and would be meeting with the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

The family has established a GoFundMe account that says Colwell suffered a severe head injury.

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