Woman Arrested In Death of Toddler

Seattle police have arrested a 20-year-old woman in connection with the death of a 17-month-old boy earlier this week in West Seattle.

Police were called to the 6500 block of California Avenue SW on Sunday, September 27th after the young boy was found unresponsive in his crib.

The boy’s father called 911 and medics arrived and attempted to perform CPR, but the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

On September 29th, the King County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the child and ruled his death a homicide.

SPD detectives went to the West Seattle home Thursday and arrested the 20-year-old woman–who is the girlfriend of the child’s father–and booked her into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide.