Toddler's death under investigation

A 2 year old child has died; investigation underway

Posted: Nov. 30, 2017 1:33 PM
Updated: Dec. 1, 2017 9:40 AM

UPDATE:
Detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department have arrested 27 year old Mitchell Vanryn of Fort Wayne in connection to the death investigation of two year old Malakai Garrett.

Scroll for more content...

Vanryn has been arrested on preliminary charges of Level 1 Felony Aggravated Battery and Level 2 Felony Domestic Battery. This investigation is still active and ongoing.

ORIGINAL STORY:
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The Allen County Coroner's Office has identified the 2 year old who was taken to a Fort Wayne fire station yesterday afternoon and later was pronounced dead as Malakai Michael Garrett, 2, of Fort Wayne. 

An autopsy has been conducted, but the cause and manner of death remain under investigation by the Coroner.  The Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Prosecutor's Office are also investigating.

Related Content

Article Comments

Fort Wayne
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 70°
Angola
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 66°
Huntington
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 70°
Decatur
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 68°
Van Wert
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 68°
Rain and storms moving in for the weekend
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events