A 4-year-old Kearns girl is dead and her father’s girlfriend was arrested early Monday on suspicion of child abuse homicide.
The little girl, who is being identified only as Vanessa at this time, died about 11 p.m. Sunday, Unified Police Department Lt. Don Hutson said.
The girl’s father came home from work about 4 p.m. Sunday and found his daughter unconscious, Hutson said. The man’s girlfriend, Marina Belen Navarro, 21, was babysitting the girl and said she fell down a short flight of stairs.
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