Prosecutor to examine baby's death

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Fruitport Township police announced Tuesday that the investigation into the Sept. 10, 2013, death of a 5-month-old boy was finished.

Lt. Bruce Morningstar said the release of the autopsy results was one of the determining factors in completing the investigation.

Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson said his office hasn’t received the report, possibly because the courts were closed Tuesday due to extreme weather conditions.

Hilson declined to speculate on what, or if any, charges might come out of the report.

“Every investigation is different,” he said. “If it’s not complete, we’ll ask them to do follow-up.”

Hilson said he couldn’t put a timeline on when any decisions would be made about the case.

It’s been almost four months since the child died at Jan’s Daycare, a facility run by Janet Boyer at her home in the 3600 block of West Fuller Road in Fruitport Township.

The boy was put down for a nap at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13, and was he found unresponsive when his mother arrived just over an hour later. Attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful, and the boy died later that afternoon at a Muskegon hospital.

Boyer’s day care license was suspended after an investigation by the Michigan Department of Human Services found seven violations in the home. These violations included: appropriate care and supervision, infant supervision and sleeping, bedding and sleeping equipment, children’s records, ratio of care giving staff to children, and medication administrative procedures.

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