Bakersfield Parents Arrested in Death of Infant

Bakersfield Parents Arrested in Death of Infant

BAKERSFIELD — The parents of a three-month-old infant found dead on Thursday afternoon in Bakersfield, have been arrested.

The father of the infant, 25-year-old Eddie Leyva, was booked into the Kern County Jail for murder, felony child endangerment and misdemeanor child endangerment. Meanwhile, the infant’s 30-year-old mother Vanessa Wolfe was booked on one charge of felony child endangerment and one charge of misdemeanor child endangerment.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the arrests occurred on Oct. 30, at about 11:45 p.m. Early that day, at around noon, Bakersfield police officers responded to a call a deceased infant at a residence in the 1000 block of “L” Street in Bakersfield. Before officers arrived, Leyva fled the scene with his one and three-year-old children.

Wolfe was detained by officers and subsequently arrested, just a short time before Leyva was located and taken into custody on two outstanding warrants. Combined with evidence from the scene, a preliminary autopsy revealed the infant was malnourished, dehydrated and showed signs of physical abuse.

The couple’s other children were placed in protective custody.

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