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KCPD identifies 5-year-old boy who fell from KCMO apartment building; mother listed as subject of interest

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Posted at 8:02 PM, Nov 29, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-18 19:06:03-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police have identified the boy who was found dead after he fell on Monday from the window of an apartment building downtown.

KCPD responded to an alley near East 10th Street and Grand Boulevard after receiving a call about a body around 11 a.m. on Monday and found the boy.

Police identified him Wednesday as Grayson O'Connor, a 5-year-old who lived in a 17th-floor apartment at the Grand Boulevard Lofts.

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Grayson O'Connor, 5, died Monday, Nov. 27, after falling from a window at his apartment in the Grand Boulevard Lofts in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

The investigation into Grayson's death continues, but detectives believe he fell from a window in his apartment that was ajar.

Investigators are still working to determine how he fell.

Detectives said his mother is subject of interest, but they're still working to decide if his death is homicide or child neglect/endangerment case.

KCPD said detectives are working with with the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for consideration of charges.