A prosecutor said a Custer man's accounts of his infant son's death did not match what an autopsy found.
During Jonathan Vincent Frazier
's first court appearance Monday, Aug. 31, Chief Criminal Deputy Mac Setter said the autopsy found no signs of asphyxiation.
Frazier, 42, had first claimed his 2-month-old son, Jon "Cecil" Anthony Frazier, was missing from their trailer
when he awoke Friday. By Sunday, Frazier had changed his story, saying he woke up to find the boy underneath him, suffocated by his body
, according to Setter of the Whatcom County Prosecutor's Office.
However, an autopsy found a broken left femur and massive blunt trauma to the back of the head.
Setter said the injuries would be consistent with the baby being swung by his leg into a fixed object.
Frazier shook his head as Setter described the injuries. Frazier previously admitted to having been drinking Thursday night, the last time anyone saw his son alive. He also claimed to have woken up in the night to feed the baby
, Setter said, though there was nothing found in the boy's stomach
during the autopsy.
Setter said Frazier attempted to explain the injuries by saying that in his rush out of the trailer to take the boy to the hospital, he tripped over a table and hit the boy's head
. Frazier also told authorities that after he got lost on the way to the hospital, he instead left the boy's body in a field by the home of his wife's ex-boyfriend, whom he hoped would be blamed.
Authorities found the body Sunday in a wooded area off the 7100 block of Dahlberg Road.
The day before the infant was reported missing, his mother, Brooke Kay Johnson, 26, reported to Whatcom County Jail, where she awaits transfer to a state prison for a robbery conviction. Johnson, who is married to Frazier, declined to be interviewed Monday.