Death of toddler under investigation

saline county sheriffs PatchThe Saline County Sheriff’s Office is involved in trying to determine if the death of a toddler is a case of abuse or accidental.

Sheriff Glen Kochanowski said Tuesday morning that an 18 month old boy was taken to Salina Regional Health Center on November 6th with a head injury.

After surgery was performed in Salina, the boy was then transferred to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for further treatment. The boy died on November 8th, and an autopsy was performed on November 9th.

Kochanowski said the boy lived with one parent in Saline County, as well as the other parent in another Kansas county which the Sheriff would not disclosed.

It is not known if the injury occurred in Saline County or at another location. In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, the Saline County Attorney’s office is involved in the investigation.

Kochanowski said his office is waiting for autopsy results to help determine the cause of the injury.

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