March 28, 2014
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A preliminary hearing has been canceled for the Steamboat Springs mother who police think left her 3-year-old son at home alone for three days before he died.
Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg complied with a judge's order Tuesday and made public the autopsy report for the toddler who police believe was left alone for four days in a Steamboat Springs cabin.
After a court hearing Wednesday, the grandmother of 3-year-old Austin Davis disclosed she learned Austin died from "extreme dehydration."
At the request of the Steamboat Pilot & Today, Routt County Judge James Garrecht has unsealed records related to the case against Meghan McKeon, the woman charged with child abuse resulting in the death of her 3-year-old son.
Meghan McKeon, the mother who has been charged with child abuse resulting in the death of her 3-year-old son, is not due back in court for a month.
Two felony charges of child abuse resulting in death officially were filed Thursday against Meghan McKeon, the mother of Austin Davis, the 3-year-old who died March 27.
The woman accused of neglecting her 3-year-old boy who ultimately died tried to plead guilty Wednesday, but the charges were dismissed with plans to file a more serious charge.
Steamboat police think the 3-year-old boy who died Thursday had been left home alone in a dangerous environment for nearly 20 hours.