State Police arrest caregiver in death

L’ANSE — A 37-year-old L’Anse woman was arrested Wednesday on a Homicide-Felony Murder warrant authorized by the Baraga County Prosecuting Attorney, according to a new release from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post. The warrant authorization and arrest occurred on the anniversary of the death of the then 2-year-old Walker Meyers, also of L’Anse.

On Dec. 23, 2017, Meyers was first brought to the Baraga County Memorial Hospital Emergency Room by his caregiver, states the release. Meyers was unresponsive when he was brought to the hospital.

He was immediately flown by Med-Flight to the Milwaukee Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he died of his inflicted injuries, the release states.

Medical experts determined the manner of Meyers’ death was homicide.

The woman’s name is not being released until after the arraignment, which is scheduled for Friday, December 28, in the Baraga County 97th District Court.


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