Advertisement

911 call details events that led up to Wichita police finding body of 2-year-old boy

(Family of Zaiden Javonovich)
(Family of Zaiden Javonovich)(KWCH)
Published: Apr. 17, 2019 at 6:21 PM CDT
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

A phone call placed to 911 is giving us a better picture of what happened the night police found the body of 2-year-old Zaiden Javonovich.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 4500 block of N. Hydraulic around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. A neighbor said he could hear people fighting and whatever was going on sounded very violent.

"I heard very violent yelling and then I heard people striking each other and yelling and screaming and I still hear a woman screaming," the caller told a Sedgwick County dispatcher.

He said he was standing on his porch when he started hearing "very violent yelling."

"Then, I heard people striking each other and yelling and screaming and I still hear a woman screaming," said the caller. "I walked around their house and there's crying and yelling outside the house."

He said he couldn't give a description of the people fighting because it was dark.

Officers arrived at the mobile home park to find two people walking to the residence. They told police two children were in the residence.

Police found Zaiden covered in a blanket and he was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators say he may have been dead for days before the call was made. His four-month-old brother was in critical condition.

The baby was taken to a Wichita hospital where he continues to recover from his injuries.

The two people who police confronted, 28-year-old Patrick Javonovich and 22-year-old Brandi Marchant, were arrested and charged with murder, child abuse, and child endangerment.

Zaiden's cause of death has not been determined. Sedgwick County says autopsy results are still pending.

Eyewitness News has called DCF every day this week to ask about this case. We want to know how many times DCF had contact with the family and why. We also want to know if anyone else was involved in any possible investigations, and we want to know if Zaiden's safety was ever at risk at their home before he was found dead.

Factfinder 12 has filed an open records request to get these answers. Once we get them, we'll bring them to you on air and online