Lafayette police arrest parents in connection with death of 8-month-old

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Lafayette police arrested two parents in connection with the death of an 8-month-old child.

The initial investigation began on November 16, 2015 at 8:06 a.m. when Lafayette police officers were called to St. Elizabeth East Hospital in reference to a child that had been pronounced dead.

The case was presented to a Tippecanoe County grand jury, and Chad Giroux, Jr., 26, and Makenzie Shultz, 21, were arrested. The face the following charges:

  • Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death (Level 1 Felony)
  • Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury (Level 3 Felony)
  • Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Bodily Injury (Level 5 Felony)
  • Neglect of a Dependent (Level 6 Felony)
  • Obstruction of Justice (Level 6 Felony)
  • False Informing/Perjury (Level 6 Felony)
  • False Informing (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • Failure to Report a Dead Body (Class A Misdemeanor)
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