Affidavit shows more details in baby’s starvation death

WARRICK CO., Ind. (WFIE) – Two individuals have been arrested for murder and neglect of a dependent ensuing in death in Warrick County.

Detectives say 23-yr-outdated Caylin Monroe and 22-calendar year-previous Jakob Scott were being taken to jail Tuesday afternoon.

Caylin and Jakob Scott.
Caylin and Jakob Scott.(Warrick County Sheriff’s Office environment)

Authorities say the investigation commenced in February 2022 right after the Warrick County Sheriff’s Business office responded to 3844 Honeysuckle Dr. because of an unresponsive infant.

They say initially responders uncovered the infant useless.

The Sheriff says the baby, Silas Scott, died of hunger. According to his obituary, he was just shy of 3 months outdated.

The affidavit demonstrates DCS previously investigated Monroe because of an incident with a further little one. She had to retain a feeding log following that.

[Click here to read the full affidavit]

It shows Monroe claimed Silas was born healthier and experienced no other healthcare challenges.

Officers say Monroe admitted to skipping feedings, and she would sometimes neglect about Silas if he was tranquil.

They say she advised them her mother and a buddy both explained to her some thing was completely wrong with the infant, but she never obtained all-around to using him to the medical doctor.

The affidavit displays Monroe later mentioned she was scared she’d have her kids taken away if she brought him in.

The autopsy shows there was nothing at all in his belly at the time of his dying.

Throughout an job interview with Scott, detectives say he admitted the infant did not consume if he did not cry, and he couldn’t remember if Silas had been fed the working day of his loss of life.

Monroe claims the very last time that she remembered feeding the newborn was immediately after she acquired off of get the job done the day just before.

Officers say this would place the past time that the newborn was fed to be all-around 4:30 p.m. the day in advance of he died.

Monroe has a status hearing on May well 9 to set her demo date, and Scott’s trial is set for October 18.

The few is currently being held with out bond.

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