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Las Vegas police arrest father in 2-month-old daughter's death

Posted at 4:44 PM, Feb 06, 2018

A father has been arrested in connection with his infant daughter's death.

Around 5 a.m. Monday, patrol officers were dispatched to Sunrise Pediatrics Hospital Emergency Room to investigate the death of the baby, who was 2 1/2 months old after medical staff believed the girl's death was suspicious.

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The investigation by the Las Vegas police Abuse and Neglect Detail indicated that the father, 26-year-old Cash Ballew, became upset when the infant would not stop crying. Police said Cash then smothered the child to get her to stop crying. The incident occurred at a motel near Fremont and 9th streets. 

Upon realizing the infant was unconscious, the parents called for medical who transported her to the hospital by ambulance. Cash left the hospital prior to officers' arrival.

Cash was arrested later that day after turning himself in. He was transported to the Clark County Detention Center on one count of open murder.

The identity of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County coroner.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the Las Vegas police Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.