UPDATE: Arrest made in connection to Dunn Co. infant death

Jonathon Lucas
Jonathon Lucas(Dunn Co. Jail)
Published: Feb. 26, 2021 at 3:36 PM CST
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MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) - An investigation into the death of a Dunn County infant leads to the arrest of a Menomonie man.

On February 19 around 11:30 p.m., officers with the Menomonie Police Department responded to the 2400 block of 4th Avenue North for reports of a disorderly man, later identified as Jonathon Lucas.

At the scene, Lucas let officers into the apartment to tend to a six-week-old boy. The baby wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse. Life saving measures were attempted, but the infant was pronounced dead at Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar in Menomonie. That infant is identified as Daemyn Lucas.

On February 20, the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy on Daemyn Lucas. The initial findings of the autopsy indicated the death was a homicide.

The investigation led to the arrest of Jonathon Lucas. He could face a charge of 1st degree reckless homicide. Jonathon Lucas was arrested on March 1 by MPD investigators and special agents for the Department of Justice and booked into the Dunn County Jail.

This homicide continues to be an active investigation.


MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) - The Menomonie Police Department is investigating the death of an infant.

On Feb. 19 around 11:30 p.m., officers went to the 2400 block of 4th Avenue North for reports of a disorderly man.

At the scene, officers saw a six-week-old baby boy that was not breathing and had no pulse.

Officers attempted life saving measures.

The baby was taken to Red Cedar Mayo where he was pronounced dead.

This investigation is still ongoing.

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