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Posted on: December 3, 2022

Mother charged in death of one child, neglect of another in KC residence

For Immediate Release
Dec. 4, 2022

A Kansas City woman has been charged in connection with the death of one child and the death of another in their KC residence Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Adair R. Fish, dob: 11/28/1979, faces Abuse or Neglect of a Child Resulting in Death, Abuse or Neglet of a Child, and two Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree charges.*

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched to the 5700 block of St. John Avenue on a report of a deceased child, age 5. Officers found two children, one deceased and the other non-responsive. The mother called police dispatch and reported one of the children had been dead for several days. The mother was the legal guardian of the child and had care, custody and control of their health and well-being. A doctor diagnosed that the deceased child suffered from malnutrition and dehydration.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded guilty.

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