Grandfather Pleads for Answers in Toddler's Suspicious Death

By: Lindsay Veremis Email
By: Lindsay Veremis Email

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a two-year-old Lansing boy and the toddler's grandfather pleading for answers.

Officers would say little about the case Tuesday, but do say they are investigating the toddler's death as suspicious.

Michael Kemp says he's still trying to wrap his head around the loss, and the unknown is making the pain cut deeper.

"My grandson is gone, he's dead, he's not coming back," Kemp said, choking back tears. "If there's any foul play involved, I want people exposed."

Kemp says his grandson, Brandon Kemp, was prounounced dead Monday at an area hospital. Police won't say how the toddler got there, or what caused his death. They are concerned releasing that information will put their case at risk.

"All we can say is it is a suspicious death and we want to get to the bottom of it to make sure that we do a full investigation and we find out exactly what happened," Captain Daryl Green, with Lansing Police said.

Up to 10 officers are pursuing leads in the case. Kemp too is pushing for answers. He says whatever happened, happened at his daughter and grandson's Pinebrook Manor apartment.

"He had bruises on him, I do know that," Kemp said. "I don't even know what might have happened to my daughter."

Police say the investigation is changing rapidly. They're hoping to release more information Wednesday.

"This matter is an open suspicious death, so we have a lot of work to do," Green added.

That committment to answers, Kemp says, is exactly what Brandon deserves.

"He was real ambitious for a little kid, he had a real strong will," he said. "That's my grandson, he's not here now."

At this point, Lansing Police say no arrests have been made. News 10 will continue to follow this story and will let you know when we learn more. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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