Police confirm identity of 1-year-old boy who died Sunday; suspect to be arraigned Thursday
Police confirmed Wednesday that the 1-year-old boy who died Sunday morning in Ypsilanti Township under what police have called suspicious circumstances is Chase Miller of Ypsilanti.
A 34-year-old Ypsilanti Township man is expected to be arraigned at 1 p.m., Thursday at the Washtenaw County Jail in Pittsfield Township in connection with the death.
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"We’ll get some of the details out tomorrow but right now, status quo, we’re not releasing any more details," Sgt. Geoffrey Fox of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office said late Wednesday afternoon.
Chase, who was born Aug. 10, 2011, was the son of Benjamin Miller and Jill (Peters) Miller. Family members could not be reached for comment.
Deputies were dispatched to the 1100 block of Fall River Road in Ypsilanti Township at 12:30 a.m. Sunday upon receiving a 911 call reporting a young child was possibly choking. The 34-year-old man, who lived in the residence, made the 911 call, police said.
The man has no blood relation to Chase, police said.
When authorities arrived, the child was not breathing and CPR was administered by deputies until paramedics arrived and took Chase to St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital, where he was pronounced dead after resuscitation attempts failed, Fox previously told AnnArbor.com.
Chase was preceded in death by his brother Benjamin James Miller Jr., who died March 28, 2006, as an infant.