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2 face neglect charges in death of 1-year-old boy

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Two people were arrested Thursday in connection with the Wednesday death of a 1-year-old boy. 

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the 6000 block of North Keystone Avenue just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on a report of a possible dead child. After arriving on scene, officers discovered that an ambulance had already been flagged down. The responding medical personnel pronounced 1-year-old Dontrell Mcclung dead at the scene, according to IMPD.

While on scene, homicide detectives learned that the child might have been injured at a residence in the 6000 block of Primrose Avenue. An autopsy performed Thursday revealed the cause of death to be blunt force trauma.

The child’s mother, 19-year-old Kira Fear, was arrested Thursday along with her boyfriend, 21-year-old Tyree Resnover. They both face preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent causing death. 

Fear and Resnover on Thursday remained in the Marion County Jail.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to reach out to Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477. 

IMPD also encouraged people to call the police and the Indiana Department of Child Services if they suspect child abuse. Child Services can be reached at 800-800-5556.