WEST JORDAN — West Jordan police confirmed Wednesday that they are treating the recent death of a 1-year-old boy as suspicious.
As of Wednesday, no one has been arrested in the case and no charges have been filed.
On April 11, Elliot Evans likely suffered a "broken femur, rib fractures and closed head trauma," and doctors at Primary Children's Hospital "do not believe a fall down the stairs would result in a broken femur, head trauma then leading to no breathing and no heart beat," investigators wrote in a search warrant affidavit filed in 3rd District Court.
"A lightweight child such as 22 pounds falling or tumbling down the stairs should not have suffered these injuries to this extent."
Emergency crews were called to Elliot's home on April 11. They arrived to find the boy's father performing CPR on him.
"Officers indicated it did not appear Elliot had a pulse or was breathing," the warrant states.
Elliot was taken to Jordan Valley Hospital and then flown by medical helicopter to Primary Children's Hospital. At the time the warrant was written, the boy had no brain activity. West Jordan police confirmed Wednesday that the boy was pronounced dead later that day.Comment on this story
Elliot's parents told investigators they "heard what sounded like someone falling down the stairs. Both said they heard the fall but did not hear Elliot scream or cry. Both said Elliot was found at the bottom of the stairs unresponsive," according to the affidavit.
Police noted that "the stairs were constructed of wood and had carpet pad and carpet on the stairs. The base of the stairs in the basement was finished with carpet pad and typical carpet, all upon a concrete floor," the warrant states.