PAHRUMP — Nye County sheriff's deputies have arrested a suspect in the death of a 3-year-old child in Pahrump.
The sheriff's office says 38-year-old Cole Engleson of Pahrump was being held in the county jail without bail today on suspicion of open murder, domestic violence and child abuse with substantial bodily harm resulting in death.
Investigators say police responded to calls about a child who had stopped breathing at a local residence at 7:15 p.m. Saturday.
Police say the child had multiple bruises and other injuries, and later was pronounced dead at Desert View Hospital.
Detectives say the child allegedly had been left alone in the care of Engelson, who was identified as the boyfriend of the child's mother.
An autopsy is pending. It's not clear if Engleson has a lawyer or will be appointed one at a pending court appearance.