Autopsy: Wichita toddler died of dehydration, malnutrition

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From left: Patrick Javonovich, Brandi Marchant  and Zaiden Janonovich From left: Patrick Javonovich, Brandi Marchant and Zaiden Janonovich

A 2-year-old boy whose body was found face-down and wrapped in a blanket at a south Wichita mobile home earlier this year died of dehydration and malnutrition, according to an autopsy. 

The report released Monday says Zaiden Javonovich's death was ruled a homicide and the child also had blunt force trauma injuries and methamphetamine in his system. Other significant conditions included possible asphyxia, the autopsy says. 

Officers found Zaiden's body in a playpen late on April 11 while responding to a domestic disturbance at Riverside Mobile Home Park in the 4500 block of South Hydraulic. He was "in near prone position tightly wrapped in a blanket and bound in pajamas."

His parents, 28-year-old Patrick Javonovich, and 23-year-old Brandi Marchant, remain jailed on charges of first-degree murder, two counts of child abuse and one count of aggravated child endangerment. 

(More: DCF says Wichita toddler found dead had suffered physical abuse, neglect)

In the days following Zaiden's death, Wichita police said the boy had likely been dead for days. The autopsy report says early decomposition was observed. 

Zaiden weighed 14.9 pounds, which is below the 3rd percentile for age, and had injuries to his face and head. Marchant's 4-month-old son, who also had injuries, was hospitalized. 

Javonovich and Marchant are held on $200,000 bond each. 

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