NOV. 3 UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner identified the 6-month-old girl as Aaliyah Chavez-Martzen from Henderson.
A Henderson father has been arrested for killing a 6-month-old girl.
On Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m., Henderson Police and Fire responded to the 200 block of East Merlayne for what was initially classified as a medical call. Preliminary information indicated there was a 6-month-old female infant who was not breathing. The child was initially transported to St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Rose de Lima Campus and then subsequently transported to University Medical Center for medical treatment.
On Oct. 25 the infant succumbed to her injuries.
As a result of their investigation into the incident, Henderson Police Detectives arrested Martzen, the infant’s father, on Nov. 2 on felony charges of Open Murder and Child Abuse with Substantial Bodily Harm. He was booked into the Henderson Detention Center.
The name and cause of death for the child will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.
This is the 7th homicide in Henderson so far this year.