Kansas man arrested in death of 5-month-old daughter

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GREAT BEND, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police have arrested the father of a 5-month-old Kansas girl who died at a Wichita hospital last week. 

The Great Bend Police Department said 20-year-old Cody Lane Reed was held without bond Wednesday. Formal charges have not been filed, but a Barton County records clerk confirmed he was jailed for second-degree murder. 

Officers and EMS responded at around 8:30 a.m. Monday, January 28, to the report of an unresponsive infant at an apartment in the 1300 block of Cherry Lane. Police say life-saving measures were attempted on scene at a local hospital.

The girl, identified as Lettizia Reed, was taken to a Wichita hospital where she died three days later. 

Preliminary autopsy results show she died of blunt force trauma to the head, police said. 

Great Bend police and the KBI continue to investigate. 


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Kansas authorities are investigating after a 5-month-old girl died three days after she was hospitalized with injuries. 

Police in Great Bend responded at around 8:30 a.m. Monday to the report of an unresponsive infant at an apartment in the 1300 block of Cherry Lane. Police say life-saving measures were attempted on scene at a local hospital.

The baby was then flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, where she remained in critical condition.

Police say the baby "passed away as a result of her injuries" on Thursday. Her name was not released, and police did not elaborate on her injuries.

Great Bend police and the KBI continue to investigate. No arrests have been announced. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Great Bend Police Department at (620) 793-4120 or Crime Stoppers (620) 792-1300.

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