Infant Death Investigation

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Crimes Against Children Unit
Patrol Operations Bureau
Support Services Bureau
-Crime Scene Investigation Unit

Dunedin Fire Rescue

Vivien Grey  (Arrested-Caregiver)
DOB: 6/25/1956
Address: 2742 Darlington Road, Holiday
Arrested for Child Neglect

Klo’e Morad (Deceased)
DOB: 10/20/2014
Address: 331 Duncan Loop West, Building 15, Apartment 301, Dunedin (temporary address)

Anthony Morad (Deceased Infant's Father)
DOB: 04/13/1995
Address: 331 Duncan Loop West, Building 15, Apartment 301, Dunedin (temporary address)

Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a caregiver for child neglect in connection with the death of a 4-month-old infant.

Patrol deputies initially responded to an unresponsive infant at approximately 4:43 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Deputies responded to a private residence located at 331 Duncan Loop West, Building 15, Apartment 301 in Dunedin. (Please note the address of the occurred was initially provided as 152 MacAlpine Way, Apt #301 in Dunedin.)

At approximately 4:43 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015, deputies responded to 331 Duncan Loop West, Building 15, Apartment 301, reference a 911 call for an unresponsive infant.

According to investigators, 4-month-old Klo'e Morad was found by her father, 19- year-old Anthony Morad unresponsive on a futon in an upstairs room of the apartment. Morad brought the child downstairs where neighbors and other family members assisted in administering CPR. The infant was pronounced deceased on scene at 4:54 p.m. by Dunedin Fire Rescue personnel.

Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit were summoned and began investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the infant.

Through various interviews with family members and neighbors, detectives learned that the baby had been left in the care of family friend 58-year-old Vivien Grey. It was further determined that Grey was the sole caregiver to the infant between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on March 13, 2015.

Detectives say Grey had been caring for the child at the Dunedin apartment, which is the home of the baby's aunt; and where the baby and her parents were living temporarily.

Detectives say that during the interview, Grey stated that she checked on the infant one time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; and once between 12:45 and 3:00 p.m. that day. Investigators say that during that time frame she only visually checked the infant, and did not move or touch her. Grey told detectives she "should have" changed the infant's diaper, fed the infant and moved the child during that time frame. She also admitted to smoking crack cocaine during the overnight hours and may have smoked while caring for the infant. Due to conflicting statements determining  a timeline will require further investigation.

Detectives say that Grey checked on the infant a third time at approximately 4:15 p.m. and that the infant felt cold to the touch and limp. Grey went downstairs and left the apartment. Detectives say Grey flagged down a stranger, requested transportation to a nearby gas station where a friend picked her up. When Grey told the friend what had occurred, the friend transported her to the nearest Clearwater Police Department substation.

In the meantime, detectives say that at approximately 4:25 p.m., Grey was contacted by a family member of the infant. At this point Grey told them she had left the apartment; and that the baby was dead. She further stated, she did not call law enforcement or 911 because she was "scared." Deputies say the father and other family members raced home to discover the baby deceased on the futon.

Detectives arrested Grey for one-count felony child neglect. Grey was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

An autopsy was conducted on March 14, 2015 to determine cause and manner of death.  Results of the autopsy are pending.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:43:00 AM Categories: Death Investigations

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