UPDATED: OCSO continues investigation of child’s death, mother in custody

Published 4:03 pm Friday, March 22, 2019

UPDATE: Raychyl Philmon was arraigned by Pct. 2, Judge Jenkins and bonds were set at $7,500 for the state jail possession charge and $30,000 for the 2nd degree felony possession charge.


PRESS RELEASE — The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the death of 18 month old Raydyn Jones of Mauriceville.

The child was brought to Baptist Hospital Orange Monday, March 18, 2019 at approximately 2:55 p.m. by the 32 year old mother who stated she found him unresponsive.  The child was later pronounced deceased at Christus St. Elizabeth’s hospital and preliminary autopsy reports show the child was suffocated.

The mother, Raychyl D. Philmon, is a person of interest and is currently in custody on unrelated drug charges. Philmon was booked into the Orange County Jail for 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance. Bond will be set tomorrow after arraignment.

Investigators will continue working to secure any and all evidence to assist in charging the responsible person or persons with the death of this child.


Baby brought to closed emergency room

Preliminary autopsy report calls baby’s death a homicide