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Johnson City police release name of toddler who died; investigation continues

August 22nd, 2013 9:16 am by Becky Campbell

Johnson City police release name of toddler who died; investigation continues

The Johnson City Police Department released a full incident report Wednesday with the name of a toddler who died Monday after being found unresponsive, although there were few details in the document.

Police and medical personnel responded to the child’s residence, Knob Creek Arms Apartments, 1901 Knob Creek Road, No. 20, around 12:45 p.m. Monday. They found 16-month-old Alexander Kian Paul unresponsive. The baby was transported to the Johnson City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

According to the police report, Jonathan Lee Cravens, 27, of the same residence, was listed as the complainant. His relationship to the child was not documented. The child’s mother, Dusti M. Paul, also lives in the apartment.

According to a news release from the JCPD on Monday, someone at the apartment found the boy unresponsive and called 911. Lt. Steve Sherfey said the child’s parents were not home when the child was found, and a caregiver acquainted with the parents had been watching the child.

He said investigators must determine what happened first before more information could be released. Investigators did not know whether a crime had occurred.

An autopsy was ordered at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine, and Sherfey said investigators would have to await those results before determining the circumstances of the child’s death.

“We don’t really know at this point ... until we have those results,” Sherfey said Tuesday.

Sherfey said more information would be made available once investigators determine what happened.

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