The Lexington Police Department is investigating the death of a 2-month-old boy. The victim has been identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s office as Valen Hakizimana.
Around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 29, officers were dispatched to a home on Barksdale Drive for a report of a deceased infant. Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives believe a family member unintentionally left the child in a car for several hours Thursday. An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be hyperthermia.
A specific timeline of events and information regarding the factors involved in this incident are under investigation. No criminal charges have been placed at this time.
Brenna Angel, Public Information Officer