EAST HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police confirm that Derrick Bass, 29, was arrested in Ohio. He was wanted for charges related to the death of his new girlfriend's infant daughter Saturday night at an apartment complex in East Huntingdon Township.
***UPDATE***— Troop A Public Information Officers (@PSPTroopAPIO) July 16, 2019
Thanks to the Western PA Fugitive Task Force & Ohio Law Enforcement Derrick Bass was taken into custody on homicide charges in Cleveland Ohio w/ out incident.
PSP Greensburg cannot thank you enough!
Thanks to all that called in w/ info and tips trying to help.
Derrick Bass, 29, is charged with homicide after the 11-month-old girl was found dead in a Pack ‘n Play at the Laurel Hill Apartments on Gurley Drive, investigators said.
"There was screaming, hysteria," explained David Shandorf who lives nearby.
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The baby’s mother told police Bass was supposed to be watching her daughter and his two children. He was also supposed to pick her up from work, but never showed up.
When the girl’s mother got home, she noticed her daughter and various electronic items were missing, according to a complaint. She called police shortly after 11 p.m.
UPDATE- Infant death Gurley Dr, E. Huntington Twp— Troop A Public Information Officers (@PSPTroopAPIO) July 15, 2019
Derrick Bass aka "Hector" is charged with Homicide of the 11 month child.
Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts PLEASE contact 911.
He may currently have reddish hair pic.twitter.com/qczZQuqEAZ
Police responded to the apartment shortly after 12:30 a.m. after the mother reported finding her daughter unresponsive in the Pack ‘n Play, the complaint said. She did not see her until that time because the baby was covered in blankets.
Family identified the girls as 11-month-old Niomie Miller.
An autopsy was conducted Sunday morning, and the preliminary cause of death was determined to be drowning, authorities said.
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