Both are charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Jeremy Frazier (left)
Heather Frazier (right)
Mt. Airy, Md (KM). The parents of a two-month-old baby have been charged in the infant’s death. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says Jeremy Whitney Frazier, 34, and Heather Marie Frazier, 34, both of Mount Airy, are charged with involuntary manslaughter, and a misdemeanor charge of neglect of an infant.
Authorities say on July 3rd, 2020, deputies and detectives were dispatched to the area of Walden Way in Mount Airy where CPR was being administered to the infant. The baby, identified as Grayson Frazier, was transported to Frederick Heath Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy of Grayson, and ruled the death a homicide due to fentanyl intoxication.
The Sheriff’s Office says detectives conducted an investigation, including interviews with family members, and identified the infant’s two parents as prime suspects.
On Friday, July 23rd, 2021, detectives detained Heather Frazier, and transported her to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. Also on that day Jeremy Frazier was located in Pennsylvania. Working with Pennsylvania State Police, the Sheriff’s Office says Jeremy Frazier was detained and is awaiting extradition back to Maryland.
“This case is a great example of how our detectives worked together with multiple agencies to solve this terrible crime,” said Lt. Andy Crone, the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Sections commander, in a statement. “No stone was left unturned and every avenue was pursued. I am extremely proud of our detectives for successfully solving this case.”
The Sheriff’s Office says the case remains under investigation, and anyone with information which could help in the investigation is asked to call 301-600-1046, reference case number 20-060792.
By Kevin McManus