Lufkin Police Investigating Death of Toddler
Lufkin Police are investigating the death of 15-month-old Cairo Jordan.
At 3:08 p.m. Monday afternoon, Lufkin Police received 911 calls from Angelina Motel and neighboring business JM Chevrolet. Both callers said that a man, later identified as Kyron Fowler Hickman, 22, of Lufkin, was running with a child in his arms who was not breathing.
Lufkin Fire quickly responded and took Cairo to a local hospital with CPR in progress. The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital at 3:40 p.m.
Detectives brought Hickman in for questioning yesterday afternoon. Cairo had been left in Hickman’s care while Cairo’s mother was working. According to a report from the Lufkin Police Department, at the time of his interview, Hickman emptied his pockets and was found to have methamphetamine.
He was taken to jail following the interview for possession of a controlled substance.
Cairo’s death remains under investigation and his autopsy is pending.