BATTLE CREEK, MI – Battle Creek Police are seeking information about the location of an 18-year-old man, related to the death of an 18-month-old child.
Police, the Battle Creek Fire Department, and Marshall Ambulance responded to a medical emergency call on Saturday, for a young child. They tried to resuscitate the child, who was transported to Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, where they died.
Henry Lewis Jones Jr. is the last known adult to see the child alive, and police are looking to speak with him. Anyone with information about Jones should call Silent Observer at 269-964-3888 or the non-emergency number, 269-781-0911.
The child was left in Jones’ care at the child’s home in the 200 block of North McKinley Ave. Jones is the current boyfriend of the child’s mother, who was at work at the time. While caring for the child, Jones took them to a relative’s home, and requested they call 911. Jones then left the relative’s home, and has not been seen since.
Police do not know what happened before Jones left the child at the relative’s home.
Autopsy results, and the child’s cause of death, are pending. Police continue to investigate, and have no further information to release at this time.