Police in North Las Vegas seeking couple in child abuse case

Apr 4, 2015 12:14 PM by News Staff

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Police say authorities in two states are looking for a couple and five children who left a North Las Vegas home where a 3-year-old girl was found dead and a 4-month-old girl was so badly neglected that she's hospitalized in critical condition.

Officer Aaron Patty said Friday that investigators think 38-year-old Kellie Phillips and 39-year-old Jondrew Lachaux may be in the Los Angeles or Oakland, California, areas if they aren't in Nevada.

Patty says Phillips and Lachax are sought for questioning about leaving Phillips' 17-year-old daughter at the house several weeks or months ago.

The 17-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday and is being held as a juvenile on child abuse allegations.

Police say the teen is the mother of the hospitalized child and sister of the dead child.

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