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UPDATE: Lexington police report that 20-month-old who died had various traumatic injuries

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Posted at 8:28 PM, Jul 06, 2024

UPDATE: Monday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Additional information regarding the 20-month-old infant who died on Saturday morning has been released with a citation from the Lexington Police Department detailing that the infant, identified as Joshua Bowen, had various traumatic injuries.

The citation read that Bowen had "facial bruises that appeared to be in varying stages of healing," and "appeared to be malnourished and reported severely underweight." In addition, the citation noted that Bowen also appeared to have a "serious blunt force injury to the eye."

The citation added that the trauma to the eye could have possibly led to his death.

Lexington police reported that 27-year-old Brianna Johnson and 22-year-old Kyle Guindon were arrested and charged in connection to the death of Bowen.

The investigation is ongoing and police have yet to release the specific cause of death.

Original Story:

The Fayette County Coroner's Office and Lexington Police are continuing to investigate the death of the 20-month-old infant, who has been identified as Joshua Bowen.

Bowen's cause of death is still being investigated.

Two people have been brought into custody in connection to a baby's death at a Lexington home Saturday morning.

Lexington Police say they were dispatched to a residence on Centre Parkway near Appian Way just before 9:30 a.m. for an unresponsive infant call.

When they arrived, officers say they found a 20-month-old who was pronounced dead at the scene by the Fayette County Coroner's Office.

The two people arrested are 27-year-old Brianna Johnson and 22-year-old Kyle Guindon.

Both of them are charged with first degree criminal abuse and Guindon faces an additional charge of first degree assault domestic violence.

Both are being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.

The identity of the infant has not been released yet, the Fayette County Coroner will do so at a later time.

LPD says the death investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Lexington Police at 859-253-2020, or contact them online at www.BluegrassCrimeStoppers.com.