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Miramar police ID body as mom who tried to drown her baby

Inakesha Armour
Inakesha Armour Sun Sentinel

The mother who tried to drown her baby this summer was found dead in her Miramar home, police said Wednesday.

Inakesha Armour was found unconscious Tuesday, according to police. She had been accused of tossing her her 3-month-old son into a community lake.

Miramar police said there was no apparent foul play in Armour’s death at her home in the 5300 block of Southwest 155th Avenue, and that it was believed to be a suicide. The cause of death will be determined by the Broward medical examiner’s office, said Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues.

“Out of respect for, and in recognition of Kesha and her family’s privacy and dignity, the details of her passing will not be addressed,” Armour’s attorney, Jeremy Kroll, said in a statement. “Kesha was a loving, bright, college-educated woman who demonstrated kindness, love for her family and friends and elevated the lives of those around her throughout her life.”

Armour, 34, was facing two counts of attempted murder after she tried to drown her baby in July. She was released Aug. 1 on $100,000 bond.

Police and paramedics were called to Armour’s home Tuesday after receiving a call about an unconscious woman. After rescuers tried to revive Armour using CPR, she was taken to Memorial Hospital Miramar, where she died.

On July 1, Armour walked out of her Miramar home, telling her mother that she was taking her son, Cayden, to see a neighbor. Instead she took him to the lake and threw him in, authorities said.

Armour told police at the time that she pulled him out several minutes later.

A passerby stopped and helped Cayden, who remains in the hospital on a ventilator.

Armour told police she was suffering from postpartum depression and had tried to kill Cayden earlier by feeding him adult cough medicine and by smothering him with a pillow.

Kroll, in his statement, described what led up Armour’s death.

“In March, Kesha and her husband lovingly welcomed their first child, a son, into this world,” he said. “Tragically, Kesha became afflicted with Postpartum Psychosis, which led to the heartbreaking events of the past few months.”

Last month, Cayden’s father, Conlan Armour, and grandmother Grace Ann Brooks were arrested and charged with failure to report child abuse and child neglect.

No one at the house could be reached for comment Wednesday.

Kroll wrote that Armour’s “passing is deeply tragic.”

“It is the hope of her family and all those whose lives she touched that the events of the past few months bring attention to the seriousness of Postpartum diagnoses and issues so that society can better recognize, assess and treat that disease.”

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