Wichita woman charged with murder in death of 2-year-old son

A 23-year-old Wichita woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old son.

Kimberly Compass was charged Tuesday in the death of Zayden JayNesahkluah, whose body was found May 31 at a Wichita motel.  Authorities have not said how Zayden died.

The Wichita Eagle reports a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Sedgwick County says Compass killed her son while committing another felony, aggravated child endangerment.

Compass, who was arrested last Thursday, remains jailed on $500,000 bond for the murder charge and $1 million bond for a probation violation.  Her next court date is September 5th.

Zayden is at least the ninth child age 5 or younger to die in the Wichita area under suspicious circumstances since 2017.  Several of them died after state welfare officials had contact with their families.

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