Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Press release: Accidental Death


On Saturday, August 11, 2012, the Meridian Township Police Department responded to a missing persons call.  The caller reported his daughter and infant grandson were missing.  Upon arrival, officers found the missing individuals deceased.  From a cause yet to be determined, the mother went unconscious and accidentally smothered the child.   The names of the two victims are 31-year-old Caylen Mae Ottensman and her 6-month-old son Cian Hoyt Ottensman.
The family is asking the media to respect their privacy during this time of grief.  The Meridian Township Police Department is releasing the following statement on behalf of the family:
“This was an accidental death and a tragic accident.  We ask for love and compassion for all in our community who struggle with the challenges of bipolar disorder.”  

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