CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Centralia, Wash., say they’ve arrested a 25-year-old man in the death of a 2-year-old girl.
KOMO-TV reports officers who responded to a call about a child not breathing Thursday afternoon found a man performing CPR on an unconscious girl.
Police say the man has been dating the girl’s mother. He reportedly told police he had been giving the child a bath, left the room to grab a towel and returned to find her face down in the tub.
The girl was pronounced dead at Providence Centralia Hospital.
Detectives say they found both old and recent injuries on the girl’s body.
The man was arrested late Thursday for investigation of first-degree murder.