Bakersfield Police detectives arrested Kathy Jean Scott 41 for the murder of Eduardo Calzada.
By: Kyle Brown
March 31st, 2005
Scott was arrested in the 8100 block of Laborough Drive onan arrest warrant which was issued on 03/04/2005 charging murder and child endangerment.
On 3-8-04 at approximately 6:53 hours officers responded to 5311 Glacier Springs Drive regarding an infant death. Eduardo Calzada was found dead in the master bedroom. Calzada was a foster child and lived in the home of Kathy Scott, the foster mother. Calzada died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head after sustaining multiple skull fractures. This investigation has been ongoing for one year. The investigation has included specialized examination by various experts specifically in the area of infant deaths. Once the investigation concluded, the case was submitted to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office for review and a warrant for Scott’s arrest was issued. She was no longer living at the Glacier Springs address. She was located at her current address on Laborough Drive where she was arrested without incident and booked into the Kern County Jail.
ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE: 03/08/2004
03/08/04 Bakersfield Police Department detectives are investigation a suspicious death at 5311 Glacier Springs Drive involving a 3 month old boy. This morning at 6:52 a.m., Bakersfield Police and Fire Departments responded to a 911 call at the address and when they arrived the infant was already deceased. Fire Department personnel noticed suspicious circumstances that may or may not be related to the infant’s death and Police Department Investigations responded investigate. At this point, the investigation is being handled as suspicious until the cause of death is determined. The child’s autopsy will take place today. The child resided at the residence which is a licensed private foster care home. The foster mother and other care providers in the home are being questioned regarding the infant’s death. Four other foster children in the home have been placed into protective custody pending the outcome of the investigation.