UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner has identified the 5-year-old child as Nyomi Michelle Coleman from Las Vegas. The cause of death has been undetermined for Coleman.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 5-year-old child is dead, and police say she is the victim of a murder.
Sources tell the I-Team the child and her 2-year-old sister were found locked inside a hot bedroom with no air conditioning. The youngest was rescued and taken by Child Protective Services.
Their mother is in jail.
Metro Police say the call came in after 7 p.m. Monday. The incident happened at a home just off Maryland Parkway, between Cactus and Pyle, in the Silverado Ranch area.
Kemaya Darshay Taylor, 23, was arrested. She faces a murder charge, along with two counts of felony child abuse.
Sources tell the I-Team she was outside throwing rocks at cars and acting erratically.
Police found the two children. Metro’s Abuse and Neglect team is investigating, and the cause of death for the 5-year-old is still under investigation.
A hearing is scheduled for Taylor on Thursday morning. It appears she will remain in custody at the Clark County Detention Center.
8 News Now Chief Meteorologist Tedd Florendo says the high in the neighborhood Monday was 107.