Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


January 16, 2014

Infant’s death being investigated

MOREHEAD — Kentucky State Police detectives in Morehead located the remains of a premature deceased infant on Thursday morning.

The Rowan County Department of Social Services told the KSP they had possible information about the whereabouts of a deceased infant. A search warrant was obtained for the property belonging to Johnathan Prater and Edith Strange on Igo Road in Rowan County.

Detectives and the Rowan County coroner responded to the scene. They located the remains of the premature infant, which was transported to Frankfort for an autopsy.

Prater and Strange are currently lodged at the Rowan County Detention Center on previous abuse and neglect charges. 

The incident remains under investigation by Detective Toby Gardner.

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