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Osage Co. child dies, organs save two other lives

Osage County authorities are announcing the death of a Scranton youngster earlier this week.

On Monday, the Osage County Sheriff's Office dispatch received a call of a child not breathing at a daycare facility. Osage County EMS, firefighters, as well as Sheriff's deputies and the Lyndon Police Department responded to a daycare at 1020 Monroe St. in Lyndon.

The child, 4-month old Brody Johnston, was taken to a Topeka hospital, but died while en-route. Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn said the family wished to notify the public of Brody's death, saying that his organs were donated and have since saved the lives of two other children.

The cause of death has not yet been determined. The daycare in question was closed for two days during the investigation.

Meanwhile, the investigation continues into the death of 20-year old Timothy Kemble, who was hit by an unknown vehicle shortly after 5 am Sunday. Dunn says investigators are looking at Kemble's death as a hit-and-run incident, and Dunn is encouraging whoever hit Kemble to step forward.

If you have information about Kemble's death or spoke with him shortly before he died, call the Osage County Sheriff's Office at 785-828-3121 or Osage County Crime Stoppers at 877-OS-CRIME.

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