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Death of a 19-month-old girl under investigation

Posted: 12:09 PM, Nov 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-06 21:15:41-05
Death of a 19-month-old girl under investigation

The Kern County District Attorney's Office has sent the investigation into the death of a 19-month-old girl back to the Bakersfield Police Department for further investigation.

On November 6, the coroner's office ruled A-Mylah Whitfield's death a homicide.

Officers with Bakersfield Police were dispatched to a local hospital on Saturday, August 25 at approximately 1:20 a.m. regarding an unknown situation involving the 19-month-old. According to officers, the child was not breathing and her condition worsened as she arrived at the hospital.

The victim was transported to another hospital several hours later and pronounced dead with the manner of her death yet to be determined.

After further investigation, the Coroner's office determined that Whitfield died as a result of blunt force trauma.

In September, BPD detectives sought out charges against the victim's parents, Billy Web Jr., 31, and Tashe Gregory, 20 for their participation in the death of Whitfield and other child abuse offenses.

According to police, details of the investigation revealed that Webb and Gregory neglected the medical needs of Whitfield prior to her death.

At this time no charges have been filed against Webb or Gregory. The case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Littlefield at (661) 326-3558 or BPD at (661) 327-7111.