Kloe Hawksley

Toddler’s death remains a mystery one year later



BUCKSPORT — The death of 2-year-old Kloe Hawksley, which investigators have ruled a homicide, remains unsolved.

Today is the one-year anniversary of Kloe’s passing. She died at her Central Street home Oct. 18, 2017, according to investigators.

No one has been charged. The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit ruled Kloe’s death a homicide last December.

Lt. Troy Gardner said in an email last week that the case remains an “active investigation.”

Details about the case are scant.

Bucksport police and EMTs responded to a report of an unresponsive child at 264 Central St. at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 18, 2017. Efforts to revive Kloe were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police held a news conference last December to announce that Kloe’s death was a homicide but have not said how the toddler died.

Meanwhile, Kloe’s father, Tyler Hawksley of Bucksport, and other family members have posted “Justice for Kloe Hawksley” signs on their social media pages.

Kloe was born on May 9, 2015, according to her obituary.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

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