Funeral held for girl, 4, found dead next to father at Milton conservation area


Codi Wilson, CP24.com


Published Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:16AM EST


Last Updated Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:17PM EST

A funeral was held today for a four-year-old girl who was found dead along with her father at Milton’s Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area on Sunday.

A service was held in North York this afternoon for four-year-old Keira Kagan, who was found dead beside her father, Robin Allan McLean Brown, at the bottom of the escarpment on Sunday night.

The two sustained “significant trauma, consistent with a fall,” police previously said.

The girl’s cause of death has not been released but the circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation.

Halton police said as a matter of protocol, homicide detectives are called in to investigate whenever anyone under the age of five dies.

Keira Kagan

Kagan lived with her mother and stepfather in York Region and documents provided by the family show that the girl’s mother and father were in a contentious custody and access battle.

The documents show that the two sides were scheduled to return to court on February 20.

Kagan’s mother described her daughter as a “wonderful, kind-hearted girl” who was a great sister to her baby brother Joseph.

“She had a shirt that said ‘I am going to change the world,’ and I believe that Keira truly thought she could, so now I am going to try and do that for her,” Kagan’s mother Jennifer said on Monday.

Keira Kagan funeral

Jennifer said everything reminds her of her daughter: her empty car seat, her pink coat in the closet and the cup of water by her bedside.

She now wears one half of a heart on her necklace. Keira is wearing the other half.

“Best friends forever,” she said, sobbing.

“When Joseph touches my necklace it gives me comfort, for I imagine playing with you and pulling your hair and you kissing him on the mouth and laughing, two beautiful innocent children just being happy.”

– with files from The Canadian Press