A St. Joseph woman is facing a felony charge after the death of her child.
Doris Koon, 21 is charged in Buchanan County with a first-degree felony of endangering the welfare of a child.
According to court documents, Koon is accused of drinking alcohol Sunday night leading into Monday morning. Detective Dustin Robinson with the St. Joseph Police Department said Koon fell asleep with the child on a couch at a home in the 2100 block of S. 10th street.
“According to witness statements, when Koon was woke up, (the child) was found laying directly underneath Koon on the couch. It is unknown how long the child was there,” Robinson said. “According to witness statements when the child was moved from underneath Koon, (the child) appeared to be deceased.”
Robinson said Koon took the child to Mosaic Life Care but did not seek medical attention for the child until security made contact with her around three hours after the original discovery of the deceased child. The child was confirmed deceased at Mosaic.
As we previously reported, police began investigating the death of an infant related to a missing person alert for Koon issued Monday morning.
Koon is scheduled for an arraignment on Friday.