The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control arrested 30-year old Christopher Cody Buxton, of Jamestown, Missouri, for murder.

On Friday, July 29, 2016, at the request of Moniteau County Sheriff’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control initiated an investigation into a suspected child abuse incident.

During the course of the investigation information was developed indicating 2 1/2 month old Kyler Buxton had been assaulted and received extensive injuries which were possibly caused by non-accidental trauma. The infant’s father, Christopher Buxton was identified as a suspect in this assault. On July 30, 2016, Buxton succumbed to his injuries and died while at Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

On August 3, 2016, Troopers arrested Christopher Buxton for 2nd degree murder at his residence in Jamestown, MO. Christopher Buxton was transported to the Moniteau County Jail where he is being held without bond.

This ongoing investigation has been assisted by the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division.

The charge for which the above subject was arrested is mere accusation and is not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of this charge must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.