Child death investigation leads to arrest of mother in Adair County

A child death investigation in Adair County has led to the child’s mother being indicted for murder.

According to Kentucky State Police Post 15, 24-year-old Jamie Hendriksen of Columbia was indicted on a charge of murder in relation to the death of her three-year-old child that occurred last August.

Post 15 Detective B.J. Burton presented the results of an extensive death investigation to the Adair County grand jury, which returned an indictment for murder. Troopers served the warrant and arrested Hendriksen earlier this week.

She was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

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