Couple charged in infant’s death

Charges were filed Thursday against the mother of a 9-month-old boy found dead in a Holts Summit mobile home Wednesday and her boyfriend.

Court documents show Megan Ayers, 30, and her boyfriend, Bryan Sartor, 33, are each charged with endangering the welfare of a child, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to Holts Summit police reports, an emergency call was received at 11:07 a.m. Wednesday from 964 S. Summit Drive, lot 10.

The caller told the dispatcher there was a child who was blue and not breathing. The caller also stated the child was “beyond any help.”

Emergency personnel from the Callaway County Ambulance District and the Holts Summit Fire Protection District arrived within minutes of the call and found the 9-month-old dead in a playpen in the home.

There were red marks on the child’s face on the right side near the upper cheek and around the right eye. There was also a red mark below the child’s lower lip.

It was later determined the child had been deceased for “quite some time” by the time authorities had been called to the scene.

Autopsy results on the child, that could help determine an exact cause of death, are not expected back for several weeks.

Authorities said they would have to see those results before determining whether more charges should be filed against the couple.

Ayers and Sartor said the child was put to bed sometime between 10 and 11 p.m. Tuesday.

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