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Danville father charged with killing 8-month-old son

Kanyon Wade Guthrie, 22, was arrested after family members found the unresponsive child in his home.
Credit: Danville Police

DANVILLE, Va. — Police have arrested a 22-year-old in Danville, VA and charged him with killing his 8-month-old son.

On Thursday, Aug. 20., Danville police arrested Kanyon Wade Guthrie without incident and charged him with homicide and child abuse.

Based on evidence and collaboration with the Medical Examiner’s Office and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, police said Guthrie killed his 8-month-old son.

The investigation began on June 12 when family members found the boy unresponsive in Guthrie's home.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Danville police at 434-793-0000 or use our crime tips app.

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