6-year-old boy dies in Salem, father and domestic partner arrested

Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 7:45 PM PST
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SALEM Ore. (KPTV) - A Salem father and his domestic partner were arrested Saturday after his 6-year-old son died on Friday, according to the Salem Police Department.

Shortly before 9 a.m. Friday, emergency responders were called to a home in the 600 block of 18th Street Southeast after the report of an unresponsive child.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Salem Health where he later died, according to police.

Following an autopsy by the Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, police arrested 29-year-old Robby-Joe Alexander Davenport and domestic partner, 25-year-old Cierra Wiedner.

Davenport and Wiedner were charged with criminal mistreatment, police said.

The Salem Police Special Victims Unit is investigating the death, and have not released any further information at this time.