"Initially, the ED doctor stated he believed the child had suffered an aneurysm. Jayda was then seen by a neurosurgeon with the SCAN team who reported the amount of brain bleed and retinal damage is non-natural causes."
The tests showed that Jayda had a severely torn retina.
"Due to this, she is reportedly blind."
Medical personnel were in and out of Jayda's room Nov. 29 as she kept coding, according to the report. She was officially pronounced dead December 1.
Family members indicated it was common for Jayda to have headaches, the report said. The child's mother, Devyn Kyle, said "Jayda has been having fevers frequently the last month and has been bruising easily. Devyn said the last two weeks have been worse with Jayda reporting pain. Friday night, Jayda was crying an hour and a half prior to bed time due to pain. She had sleep apnea issues at 10 months old and had her tonsils removed and was 'a new kid' after that."
The story Devyn Kyle and her live-in boyfriend at 405 Meadow Lake Drive, Carl Junction, Jalen Vaden, told investigators at the time of the initial investigation was considerably different than the one that eventually led to Vaden's arrest on charges of second degree murder and felony child abuse.
From the Juvenile Office documents:
"Devyn reported Jalen put Jayda to be around 8-8:15 p.m. and Devyn went in after that to tell her goodnight, but she was covered and (she) really didn't see her body. They did some laundry then Jalen went to Jayda's room around 9 p.m. to put laundry away and he came out cradling (Jayda) in his arms. Devyn reported there was blood in her mouth and she was unresponsive. Jalen told Devyn (Jayda) was face down on the floor. Her limbs were stiff, but her body was limp. Devyn stated Jalen then called 911.
The story was subtly different as told by Vaden to the investigators, according to the documents.
"He reports around 8 p.m. (the older brother) and Jayda put themselves to bed. Jalen states he was doing laundry in the living room at this time. He went to check on Jayda because when he is up he checks on all the kids and she was on the floor. He rolled her over and saw blood and picked her up in the cradling position. He then stated when he walked in, she was gulping for air. He called 911 and they walked him through mouth to mouth and chest compressions. They instructed him to wipe the blood out of her mouth, but he couldn't because her mouth was clenched shut. EMS was there in three minutes. He recalled her slipping in the bathtub earlier that evening, but that he caught her and she was not hurt.
"He then talked about an argument between him and Devyn that day/evening. It is unclear what that argument was about at this time."
According to the probable cause statement for Vaden's arrest, Vaden told the police he became upset over the child not being dressed in the pajamas he instructed her to put on." He picked the child up and threw her, causing her to hit her head on the floor, according to the probable cause statement.
A short time later, Vaden said, Jayda left the room still not wearing the pajamas. He said he threw her on the bed, then grabbed her by the leg and threw her face first on the floor.
When he returned, Vaden told the officers, he found Jayda "bleeding and unresponsive."
The Jasper County Sheriff's Office and Carl Junction Police Department are continuing to investigate Jayda Kyle's murder, but have faced obstacles. A Children's Division report alleged Jayda Kyle's maternal grandfather, attorney Judd McPherson, has "attempted to manipulate/direct the investigation."