NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS) – A Delaware couple has been charged with the death of the woman’s four-year-old daughter.
On Aug. 8, 2014 around 2:24 a.m., a call came in to officials from the Budget Motor Lodge at 140 S. DuPont Highway in New Castle requesting emergency assistance for four-year-old Autumn Milligan, who was found unresponsive on the floor of the motel.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: How To Help Fearful Dogs
The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation later revealed she had suffered multiple injuries including abdominal bruising that had been inflicted in the days prior to her death. The cause of death was ruled homicide by blunt force trauma.READ MORE: West Chester Barbershop, The Shop On Market Street, Hosts Second Annual Shave-Off For Charity
On Thursday, Oct. 16, police arrested Autumn’s mother, 26-year-old Tanasia C. Milligan, and her boyfriend, 35-year-old Willie Reeder.
Both were formally charged with Murder by Abuse or Neglect 1st Degree Recklessly Causing the Death of a Child and Conspiracy 1st Degree.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Asking For Public's Help To Find Suspects As City Hits 503 Homicides
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