Infant found dead; father arrested on unrelated domestic abuse charges

Infant found dead; father arrested on unrelated domestic abuse charges
Samuel Coty Holloway, DOB: 9/20/1988 (Source: CPSO)

CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) — Caddo Parish authorities are investigating the death of an infant.

The 2-month-old girl was found dead at a residence in the 900 block of Barron Road in Keithville, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman confirmed.

Caddo 911 dispatch records show the child’s death was reported to the sheriff’s office at 9:38 a.m. Sunday. Her death was reported by her parents, the sheriff’s office reports. Those dispatch records do show that deputies responded to a “suspicious circumstances” call at 5:45 p.m. Sunday on Barron Road between Newson Road and Presswood Road.

And two minutes later, Caddo Fire District 6 sent a unit to an EMS event at that location.

On Sunday, Feb. 7, the child’s father, Samuel Coty Holloway, 32, was arrested on unrelated charges. A spokeswoman with the sheriff’s office says an autopsy on the child will be performed Monday morning. While investigating the baby’s death, investigators reportedly learned of other details that led to the arrest of the father.

Officials say he was taken into custody on charges of domestic abuse battery and domestic abuse with child endangerment.

Authorities say there was more than one child in the home at the time.

2-month-old girl found dead in south Caddo Parish

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