February death of baby boy in Redmond declared a homicide

REDMOND, Wash. — Redmond Police detectives are investigating the Feb. 2021 death of a baby as a murder case after the King County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the infant’s death was a homicide.

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The boy’s 17-year-old mother, Kamaria Weston, said she trusted her friends to take care of her baby, Jazon, while she traveled out of state on Feb. 10. According to investigators, one of those friends called 911 on the morning of Feb. 17, when the infant was unresponsive and wasn’t breathing.

There were two adults and two other children in the apartment in the 18300 block of Northeast 98th Way when police arrived.

The 10-week-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

At that time, police considered the boy’s death to be suspicious, but needed to wait until an autopsy was performed to determine the baby’s cause of death. Though police said the death was a homicide on Tuesday, they did not say how the child died.

Redmond Police investigators said a 24-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman are considered suspects, but no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about what may have happened is asked to contact Redmond Police at 425-556-2500 or submit an anonymous crime tip.