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UPDATE: Mother arrested in connection to child's death

Posted at 8:33 AM, Oct 18, 2016

LATEST:  As a result of this investigation, the child’s mother, later identified as 23-year-old Diana Eldridge, was arrested on Nov. 2 and transported to the Clark County Detention Center where she faces one count of murder, and two counts of child neglect in regards to the victim’s two siblings. 

UPDATE: The child was identified as 2-year-old Jasmine Sherfield of Las Vegas.


Las Vegas police are investigating the death of a child.

Police say they received a call at 7:06 a.m. Tuesday from a residence in the 5400 block of South Maryland Parkway between Hacienda Avenue and Russell Road.

The age and sex of the child has not been released. Neither is the possible cause of death.

Investigators are searching for any signs of abuse or neglect.

But neighbors are quick to say the home wasn't safe for kids. One even told 13 Action News that they'd often find the child wandering the complex alone without clothes on.

"She come around here with a diaper on. I ask her where she stays, she didn't know," Joe Marsalis said. "I ask her what's her name. She didn't know. Multiple times, more than once."

Neighbors also said the family's apartment caught fire earlier this year and they were the ones who ran and helped get the four children out.

No charges have been filed in the case.