Autopsy Reveals 9-Month-Old Died From Closed-Head Injury

By: James Egbert Email
By: James Egbert Email

Autopsy results Monday reveal 9-month-old Iyana Perez in Pueblo died from head injuries.

Pueblo Police Detective Sgt. Eric Bravo tells 11 News that the suspect in the case, 22-year-old Kevin Buehler, the girl's cousin, has admitted to his involvement in the infant's death.

Early Friday morning, police were called to a report of a missing baby at 3009 N. Elizabeth, a mobile home where they were met by three people. They told police that between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday, someone unlocked the front door and took the infant.

Pueblo police immediately canvassed the area in search for the child and requested assistance from El Paso County Search and Rescue who brought a cadaver dog to assist in the effort.

With the dog's help, the body of Iyana Perez was found in a dumpster in an alley next to the Safeway Grocery Store at the corner of 29th and Elizabeth.

Pueblo Police Department Sgt. Eric Bravo said, "Their stories really were not consistent to what we we're finding." Those interviewed include the girl's aunt, uncle, and the suspect, Kevin Buehler.

According to the arrest affidavit obtained by 11 News, Buehler claims the baby died from drinking cologne and lotion. He says he knew the baby was dead when he put it in the dumpster.

However, police say Buehler made no attempte to save the baby or call for help. He is now behind bars in Pueblo, facing charges of child abuse resulting in death. Cops say Buehler potentially faces additional charges, but that's up to the district attorney's office.

The Pueblo County Coroner says toxicology reports will take several weeks to be completed.

Sgt. Bravo tells 11 News that if the autopsy shows that the aunt and uncle would have known what was going on, charges could be filed against the aunt and uncle, in addition to those against Buehler.

The mother and father of the child have been cleared at this time of any involvement in the death of the child.

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  • by kelly Location: MN on Sep 10, 2009 at 08:11 PM
    Death penalty people!!! Why don't all states have it? Unfortunately, we can't torture these monsters first and then kill them.
  • by JUSTICE Location: ANYWHERE on Jul 8, 2009 at 08:57 PM
  • by disgusted Location: Pueblo on Jul 8, 2009 at 12:07 AM
    I find this so disturbing an innocent helpless babygirl how can she defend herself you have to be sick minded to do something like this i seriously think he needs to be taught a lesson and then he can rot in hell and you cant trust family there the worst ones specially disfunctional ones RIP Babygirl
  • by Kelsey Location: ColoSpgs on Jul 7, 2009 at 07:33 AM
    Return the Favor: I couldn't have said it better myself! This precious baby needs to have justice. Her life was taken at the hands of a MONSTER. She wont get to celebrate her first day of school, her first date, her wedding day, having her own children... That is all gone. There is not one reason that this scumbag should get to go on living when that beautiful baby girl was thrown away like a piece of trash. She was denied the opportunity of life, and we should now find this loser guilty, sentence him to death, and USE THE DEATH PENALTY.
  • by JK Location: colorado springs on Jul 6, 2009 at 04:33 PM
    Trailer park trash (is there any other kind?) That about sums it up. No surprise.
  • by Return the Favor on Jul 6, 2009 at 04:09 PM
    Give him a closed head injury. Oh wait he must have one already since he likes to kill babies. Execute him.
  • by Mel Location: Pueblo on Jul 6, 2009 at 03:24 PM
    Bet he's in protective custody in the jail. Why don't they throw these demons in with general population! Don't make any sense. They should not be protected!
  • by S Location: COS on Jul 6, 2009 at 11:51 AM
    Takes a real man to torture and kill a baby! I pray all of those involved suffer dearly!
  • by Paul on Jul 5, 2009 at 07:32 PM
    Shoot him. Plain and simple.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 5, 2009 at 08:00 AM
    whoever did this is sick!! How could you hurt a defenseless little baby...I hope you rot in hell for what you've done..or the other inmates in prison make your life a living hell!! Prayers to the people that cared for this little girl..May she rest in peace.
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