A Salt Lake County boy “may be incompatible with life" after what police and jail records describe as child abuse that might have gone on for days or weeks.
The 5-year-old is identified in a Salt Lake County jail booking document only by the initials T.S. He was unconscious and unresponsive when his mother and her fiancé took him to Primary Children’s Hospital on Thursday, according to the Unified Police Department.
A booking document filed with the jail says the boy’s injuries were not consistent with what the adults told hospital staff had happened. The mother, Jordan Kay Wills, 26, and her fiancé, John M. Manning, 31, both of Millcreek, dropped off T.S. and then returned to the hospital about 12 hours later, after which they were arrested.
“The child’s injuries, according to a child abuse specialist, appear to have occurred over a period of time indicating more than one event,” according to the jail document. “There is also concerns of malnourishment. At this time the child is not responsive and ‘may be incompatible with life.’”
A jail document says T.S. was on life support as of Thursday night. No update on his condition was provided Saturday.
Wills and Manning on Saturday were in the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of child abuse. Bail has been set at $50,000 apiece.