An eight-year-old girl is suspected of killing a one-year-old boy at a day centre while left unsupervised.  Korey’s mother Bryanna Reasonover had dropped him and three other siblings at Keysha Keeper Daycare to be looked after last Thursday evening while she worked overnight.

An emergency call was made at 6.15am on Friday morning after Korey was found unresponsive. Paramedics arrived but Korey could not be saved and was declared dead at 8am.  A cause of death has not yet been established, police said. But it is believed an unidentified 8-year-old girl was left alone with Korey for a period of time.

The toddler became upset and started crying and the girl intervened. Her actions led to the boy’s death, police believe, but the only witness to what happened is another five-year-old child. Chief of Police Jeffrey Lewis in Muskegon, Michigan, said the investigation into the death of Korey Brown is “one of the saddest I’ve ever seen”.