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Springdale police issue warrants for mom in daughter's death

Girl's death ruled 'apparent homicide' in 2021
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Posted at 9:28 AM, Feb 16, 2022

CINCINNATI — The Springdale Police Department has issued arrest warrants for Bryce Camille Foster. The warrants are for involuntary manslaughter (a first-degree felony) and endangering children (a third-degree felony).

The charges are related to the July 2021 death of 5-year-old Kaysen Blackshear, Foster's daughter. Police are asking the public for help in locating Foster, who is considered wanted by police.

“I don’t know that she is specifically avoiding us. We’ve just been unable to find her,” said Keenan Riordan, community service officer with Springdale Police. “They don’t live at the same residence anymore. So, if she happens to see this, we’d love for her to contact us. We could make arrangements for her to turn herself in, or if anyone else knows where she is and would call us and let us know we’d appreciate that.”

Court documents state that on July 17, Foster recognized Blackshear was in medical distress. Instead of calling 911, investigators say she attempted multiple home remedies, including CPR for several hours.

When Blackshear did arrive at the hospital she was in full cardiac arrest and died a few days later.

More than six months later, January 20, 2022, officers issued a warrant for the Foster's arrest. An affidavit states the coroner's department determined a delay in adequate medical care caused the child’s death.

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The Springdale Police Department has issued warrants for the arrest of Bryce Foster. The warrants are for involuntary manslaughter and endangering children relating to the death of her daughter Kaysen Blackshear in July 2021.

“If something seems horribly wrong to the point where you might have to give your child CPR, that for sure is an issue for 911,” said Riordan. "Driving them to the hospital takes time, and the medical staff and EMS staff is able to provide care all that time while they’re driving to the hospital. They’re professionals.”

Blackshear had other injuries to her face and back and also had a chipped tooth, but it's not believed those injuries played a role in her death.

“She was a special needs child,’ said Riordan. “So, she could have bruised herself or chipped a tooth or things like that.”

The department is asking for help locating Foster. Anyone with information should call the Springdale Police Department at 513-346-5760 or Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

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