3-Month-Old Flown to Blank Children’s Hospital Has Died

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Blank Children's Hospital

Blank Children’s Hospital

DES MONES, Iowa — The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 3-month-old infant who was flown from Grand River to a Des Moines hospital has died.

At approximately noon on Monday, the sheriff’s department received a call stating the infant was having difficulties breathing. The infant was unresponsive when emergency crews arrived at the home at  446 Washington St. in Grand River.

The infant, identified as Sebastian Guill, was flown to Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and placed on life support. The next day, the child’s father, Joshua Russell Guill, 25, was arrested and charged with child endangerment causing serious injury.

On Friday, sheriff’s officials announced that Sebastian passed away on Thursday. guill

Results of his autopsy are pending.

Since Sebastian’s death Joshua Guill’s charges have been upgraded to child endangerment causing death and first-degree murder. The child’s mother, 20-year-old Jasmin Leigh Kifer, has also been arrested and charged with child endangerment causing serious injury.

Guill’s bond is set at $500,000 cash only. Kifer’s bond is set at $10,000 cash only.