Posted: Aug 28, 2012 12:55 PM
Updated: Aug 28, 2012 3:44 PM
The mother of a 10-month-old baby and her boyfriend have been arrested after the child was found dead inside a Laurel County home.
Police say they responded to a 911 call on Monday night that a 10 week-old-infant baby girl had been found dead at about 10 p.m. at residence on Somerset Road, located about two miles west London. They tried to resuscitate the child, but were unable to.
Deputies conducted an investigation, and determined that the baby had been left with the mother's boyfriend's brother early on Saturday. The mother and her boyfriend told the boyfriend's brother that her other child had been critically hurt in a motorcycle accident and was in the hospital in Tennessee, and they needed him to watch the baby.
It was determined that the child had not been hurt, and that the mother and boyfriend had in fact been partying for 2 days. The boyfriend's brother had no experience in caring for a newborn infant baby.
Deputies located the mother and her boyfriend later in the night driving in the vicinity. The boyfriend ,Johnathon L Haynes, 32, was arrested and charged with DUI, and several other traffic offenses. Also taken into custody was the mother of the baby, Rachel E. Kilburn, 29, of Cutshin, Ky
Following investigation, she was charged with: abandonment of a minor, a class D felony and is being held at the Laurel County Detention Center. Haynes is also being held.
An autopsy is being conducted in Frankfort to determine cause of death. Police are continuing to investigate.