Elburn Police: Infant's July 30 Death Was Homicide

Elburn Police: Infant’s July 30 Death Was Homicide

The 800 block of Kindberg Court is in the Blackberry Creek subdivision. (CREDIT: Google Maps)

The Elburn Police Department said today (Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021) that the cause of an infant’s July 30 death has been categorized as a homicide.

Elburn Police Chief Nick Sikora

According to a news release issued by Elburn Police Chief Nick Sikora, officers and paramedics were dispatched at around 7:33 a.m. Friday, July 30, to an address in the 800 block of Kindberg Court for a report of an infant with difficulty breathing.

The infant, later identified as 2-month-old Kasen Kaitharath, was transported to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva by Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District paramedics.

Elburn police were notified at approximately 10:54 a.m. that the infant had been transferred from Delnor Hospital to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

(CREDIT: Google Maps)

Elburn Police Department requested the assistance of the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force to assist in the investigation of this case.

The infant died at Lurie Children’s Hospital on Aug. 1, 2021, and the Cook County Medical Examiners Office completed an autopsy on Aug. 3, listing the cause of death as homicide.

Sikora said there is no danger to the public at this time and underlined that no charges have yet been filed.

Elburn Village President Jeffrey Walter

Elburn Village President Jeffrey Walter issued a statement separate from the police news release.

“I am deeply saddened by the death of Kasen Kaitharath,” he said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this tragic time.

“I have full faith that the Elburn Police Department and the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force will conduct a thorough investigation and will take appropriate action when the time comes. This is an ongoing investigation, therefore I will have no further comment until it is concluded and the results are made public.

“I also urge everyone to resist making unfounded speculations and drawing baseless conclusions,” he said. “It has been nearly 40 years since Elburn has had a homicide and these types of events can shake a small community to its core.

“Elburn is a strong community and we will support each other through this.”

SOURCE: Elburn Police Department news release