December 2010 News Releases


                                         Township of Kalamazoo Police Department News Release

Complaint number:        10-001676

Incident Type:          Homicide        

Date Occurred:        5-28-2010                        

Location:                  3500 block of Ravine Road, the Ravine Road Apartments

Victim:              Christopher Adam Reece Jr., 2 months old

Parents:            Christopher Adam Reece Sr., 25 years old of Kalamazoo
                 Jennifer Ryan Reynolds, 28 years old of Kalamazoo                

Incident Summary:        Kalamazoo Township received a 911 call reporting an unresponsive infant on Friday, May 28, 2010
shortly after 6 p.m.  Rescue and EMS responded and the child, Christopher Adam Reece Jr. was transported to Bronson
Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after 7 p.m.  An autopsy was conducted the following day and
Township Police were given a preliminary finding of homicide due to blunt force injuries.  Officers began to conduct a follow up
investigation which continues at this time.  This investigation has included extensive interviews as well as interviews conducted
by investigative subpoena (a process where testimony is taken under oath by court order).  The investigation also showed the
child had been injured on two occasions  prior to the incident which caused his death.  Officers took the unusual step of not
making a press release when the investigation began due to the unique circumstances of the case in the belief it would allow
investigators the best chance to resolve it.  At this time we are releasing all the information we can without compromising the
investigation. Police are convinced one or more individuals have direct knowledge that will resolve this case and are asking
anyone with information to contact the Department at 269-343-0551 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or on the web at
http://kalamazoosilentobserver.com  

For Release Beginning:        12-29-2010 1445 hours        

Author:  Chief Tim Bourgeois

Supervisor Approving News Release:  Chief Tim Bourgeois
Anyone with information about an
incident is asked to contact
TKPD (269)343-0568 or
Silent Observer(269)343-2100