Mother arrested for child’s death


DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Police have arrested a woman in connection to a child’s death.

Decatur police say 25-year-old Jessica Logan was arrested Wednesday night and is facing a first-degree murder charge. Police say October 7th they responded to a home in the 600 block of East Leafland Avenue for an unresponsive child.

Authorities determined 19-month-old Jayden Comage was dead. An investigation began into the child’s death and probable cause led to the arrest of Logan.

Logan is the mother of the child. In the police report she told them her son Jayden Comage had been suffering from pneumonia and she found him cold and unresponsive. She says he was laying face down, tangled in his crib sheets when she went to give him medicine. Police say they found discrepancies the more they spoke her, including whether or not she performed CPR.

They also say she took out a life insurance policy on her son and learned she tried to cash it the day he died. The report also says she had searched online for ways to suffocate someone.

Logan was arrested and made her first court appearance Thursday morning. The judge assigned her a public defender, set her bail at 1 million dollars with the ability to bond out.

A cause of death has not been released at this time. The coroner’s report says there were findings of asphyxia with compression of the neck with several hemorrhages to various parts of his body. An official cause of death has not been determined at this time.

Officials with the Department of Child and Family Services confirmed today that they have had “prior involvement” with the family.

DCFS officials also confirmed their own investigation of Comage’s death is ongoing.

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