The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has concluded their investigation into the death of an 8-week-old infant and an arrest has been made.
According to authorities, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and officially ruled the death of the 8-week-old baby boy to be homicide.
After the autopsy was complete, detectives presented probable cause to a deputy prosecutor with the La Porte County Prosecuting Attorney’s office and later to Superior Court 1, along with findings from the investigation.
As a result, on Thursday, February 7th, a criminal arrest warrant was reportedly issued for the child’s biological father, 24-year-old Brandon L. Bottom, of rural Michigan City.
Bottom was taken into custody around 10:40 a.m. on Thursday and remains lodged in the La Porte County Jail on a cash bond of $100,000 through Superior Court 1.
La Porte County police
Hospital officials advised police that the baby was being transported to the University of Chicago Medicine-Comer Children’s Hospital. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were immediately notified and activated.
Shortly after 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5th, the child was declared deceased after health officials medically determined there was no brain activity.