KPD Arrests Suspect in Death Investigation

Killeen Police investigate the death of a toddler on Castlewood Dr.

Officers responded to the 4800 block of Castlewood Dr. on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 5:29pm, in reference to a child not breathing.  Upon the officers arrival they located a 2 year old male child who appeared to be malnourished in the living room.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arrived and pronounced Colt Landon Murphy deceased at 6:09pm.  The father of the child was taken into custody and transported to the Killeen City Jail.

George Ryan Murphy

An autopsy was conducted at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas and it was determined that the child was severely malnourished and dehydrated.

Detectives conducted an investigation and presented this case to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office for review.  A complaint was returned charging 29 year old George Ryan Murphy with Injury to a Child with Serious Bodily Injury.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke set his bond at $1,000,000; he has been transferred to the Bell County Jail where he remains at this time.


Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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