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UPDATE: Toddler's aunt begs hit-and-run driver to come forward

Posted at 11:47 PM, Oct 15, 2017

UPDATE STORY OCT. 24: Police say there are no updates in the case and the toddler's aunt is urging the driver to turn themselves in. 

"If you have a heart then you really, really, should turn yourself in," said Pardeisha, who asked that KTNV not share her last name. She said her family has had a difficult time coping with their heartache.

"This is something we can't live with. We can't sleep. And a lot of us can't eat," she said " We just need justice for my nephew."

UPDATE OCT. 17: The deceased boy has been identified as Jaheim Heath. Cause of death was blunt force trauma. 


A one-and-a-half-year-old died Sunday night after a driver hit and killed him before taking off in a gated apartment complex near Cheyenne and Nellis.

Police say the boy was playing in the street with other kids from the apartment complex.

Police say the toddler's parents were nearby but inside their unit.

A loud noise was heard when the boy was hit. Witnesses tell police they saw a vehicle speed away.

Most of the witnesses were children so there are conflicting reports on a vehicle description.

This was the sixth deadly crash in the valley this weekend.