Recently filed court documents are providing new details about the death investigation of a two-year-old Fairbury boy.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Recently filed court documents are providing new details about the death investigation of a two-year-old Fairbury boy.
Jefferson County deputies responding to a domestic assault call at an apartment said in an affidavit a woman answered the door. Behind her was Jake Gonzalez, who has been arrested on numerous charges related to the boy’s death, according to the affidavit.
When deputies asked the woman what the reason for the call was she began crying and said “something to the effect of, “Call an ambulance for my son,”” investigators said in court documents.
Deputies wrote they found the two-year-old was found face down on the floor of a closet inside the apartment and wearing only a diaper. They wrote that the boy had visible bruising on the back of his head, arms, back and legs and was not very responsive.
A deputy wrote he turned the child over and saw he had two black eyes “known to be concurrent with a skull fracture.” The deputy wrote in the affidavit he carried the boy downstairs to an ambulance.
Gonzalez was arrested a short time later for second-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death, terroristic threats and other charges.
Gonzalez was out on bond and awaiting sentencing for other charges at the time. Authorities say he is currently being held without bond.
Court records do not yet list an initial appearance date for Gonzalez.