Zaydian Dopirak

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Blake Dopirak, 23, with a felony count of abuse or neglect of a child in connection with the death of his 4-year-old son at an apartment in the 1600 block of Huntington Hill Drive in Manchester. Authorities identified the boy as Zaydian Dopirak. Emergency responders went to Dopirak's apartment just after 8 a.m. Jan. 2 where they found the child unresponsive. He was taken to a hospital, where he was found to have multiple head injuries, and subsequently died, prosecutors said in a statement. The child's death has been attributed to "non-accidental closed head trauma." Dopirak told police he had been alone with his son at the time the child became unresponsive, according to the statement from prosecutors.

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Jan. 2, 2022


Child abuse


4 years old




1600 block of Huntington Hill Drive,
St. Louis County