Grayson O’Connor : Mother Charged with Felony Child Endangerment After Son Falls from 17th-Floor Window

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Mother Charged with Felony Child Endangerment After 5-Year-Old Boy Falls to His Death from Kansas City Apartment

Kansas City, Missouri – Corrinne O’Connor, a 27-year-old mother from Kansas City, is now facing criminal charges of felony child endangerment following the tragic death of her 5-year-old son. The incident occurred when the young boy fell from a 17th-floor window of their downtown high-rise apartment, landing in the alleyway below. O’Connor is accused of endangering the welfare of a child resulting in death, which is classified as a Class A felony under Missouri law and carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Although the court records do not mention the victim’s name, the incident date coincides with the day Grayson O’Connor tragically lost his life. The details of the case were briefly accessible on Casenet, the state’s online document center for court information, before public access was revoked after inquiries were made by a reporter from The Star to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.

The spokesperson for the office stated that additional information, including the criminal complaint and a probable cause narrative, would not be available on Thursday. The case file has been sealed at the request of the prosecutor and granted by a Jackson County judge. Meanwhile, a warrant for O’Connor’s arrest has been issued, with a $100,000 cash bond required for her release. As of Thursday night, she was not in police custody.

The investigation into Grayson’s death began over two weeks ago when the Kansas City Police Department started treating the case as a suspicious death. On November 27, a passerby discovered the lifeless body of the young boy in the alley of the Grand Boulevard Lofts near 10th Street and Grand Boulevard. Detectives and officers, after noticing an open window on the 17th floor, proceeded to the apartment where they heard a woman calling for help.

According to a previously filed affidavit, officers found O’Connor on the floor beneath the window. When questioned about the whereabouts of her son, she responded, “Out the window.” Grayson’s mother was subsequently transported to a hospital on the day of the incident and has since become the sole subject of interest in the suspicious death investigation.

Officer Alayna Gonzalez, spokesperson for the KCPD, confirmed that the cause of Grayson’s death has not been determined by the medical examiner. The case is still being treated as a suspicious death and is actively being investigated by the police department.

The tragic loss of Grayson has deeply affected the residents of the Grand Boulevard Lofts, with some neighbors expressing concern about possible abuse and neglect prior to the incident. Kelsey Grzib, a neighbor, revealed that she had found Grayson at a bus stop months before his death, covered in bruises. She had taken care of him for several days after his mother abandoned him there. However, despite reporting the incident to the authorities, Grayson was eventually returned to his mother’s custody.

The Missouri Department of Social Services has not provided any information regarding Grayson’s involvement with their agency. The agency spokesperson stated that any records relating to the case would not be available until April 10.

The entire community mourns the loss of Grayson and hopes that justice will be served as the investigation unfolds.

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