The Laurel County sheriff's office is investigating the death of an infant girl whose mother allegedly abandoned her to go out partying, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
The infant's cause of death was not immediately known. The medical examiner's office in Frankfort was conducting an autopsy.
The child's mother, Rachel E. Kilburn, 29, of Cutshin, was charged with abandonment of a minor, a class D felony.
Deputies found the 10-week-old girl at a home on Somerset Road, two miles west of London, about 10 p.m. Monday. Someone at the home called 911 and said the child had been found dead.
Laurel County Sheriff's Sgt. Chuck Johnson and Deputy Kirk Mays tried to revive the child but were unable to, the news release said. They began investigating and determined that Kilburn had left the child with her boyfriend's brother, who had no experience caring for newborns, the news release said.
The boyfriend's brother had not been charged Tuesday.
The child had been dropped off Saturday.
Kilburn and her boyfriend, Johnathon L. Haynes, 32, of London, told Haynes' brother that Kilburn's other child had been critically hurt in a motorcycle accident and was in a hospital in Tennessee, and they needed him to watch the baby, according to the release.
"It was determined that the child had not been hurt, and that the mother and boyfriend had in fact been partying for two days," the news release said.
Deputies found Kilburn and Haynes later in the night driving in the area. Haynes was charged with DUI and other traffic offenses. Kilburn, who was a passenger, was charged with abandonment. Both were being held in the Laurel County Detention Center.