Champlin baby’s death ruled a homicide

The investigation into the death of a 4-month-old baby from Champlin occurring in February has recently been ruled a homicide.

According the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Madyson Lanae Johnson suffered blunt force craniocerebral injury causing her death shortly after 11 a.m.  on Feb. 20. She died at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

Champlin Police responded to the medical emergency call at 6308 112th Avenue North, in Champlin just before 6 p.m. on Feb. 16, where Madyson was discovered injured. She was transported by ambulance to Minnesota Children’s Hospital. The Champlin Police have been investigating the death in partnership with the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office and Hennepin County Child Protective Services since that time.

Madyson’s twin sister was also present when the police responded to the initial call. Police have removed her from the home and placed her in protective custody by Child Protective Services. No other children were living at the home.

No information on a suspect in the homicide has been released at this time.


Contact Mindy Mateuszczyk at [email protected]