Infant’s death ruled homicide after autopsy

Who killed 19-month-old Ky’Mani Moore?

That is the question a team of investigators are trying to answer after Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. released autopsy results this week that revealed the death of the Old Lycoming Township toddler, who died 10 months ago, was the result of multiple blunt force trauma injuries, township Police Chief Joseph Hope said Friday.

Kiessling ruled the toddler’s death a homicide.

On the morning of last Dec. 21, township police received a call for “an unresponsive child in the 1900 block of Misner Road,” Hope said.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Ky’Mani unresponsive in a bedroom at his home, Hope said.

“The child was not breathing and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) was administered as paramedics prepared to transport him to the hospital,” Hope said, adding that the child died at the hospital the same day.

Assisting police with the investigation is the county’s District Attorney’s Office and the county’s Department of Children and Youth.

“We have been actively investigating the case and are thoroughly examining the circumstances surrounding the child’s death,” Hope said, adding that anyone with information about Ky’Mani’s death is asked to call township police.


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