DeKalb police investigate death of 2-year-old girl - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

DeKalb police investigate death of 2-year-old girl

Posted: Updated:
DECATUR, Ga. -

DeKalb County police continue to investigate the murder of a 2-year-old child. Sasha Lamaya Ray was found dead behind her home on Monday.

Investigators said the child was being watched by a 13-year-old sibling at the Waldrop Trail home while the parents were away. When the parents returned, the child was nowhere to be found. She was later located behind the town home with injuries.

The 2-year-old child was rushed to the hospital, where she died of the injuries.

"I know my daughter's gone to heaven, and I still need to do what I need to make it to where she is, because she's in a better place than I am," said the child's father, Shelton Latroy Ray.

A family member told FOX 5 News that the child had been stabbed, but police had not confirmed that as of Tuesday morning.

DeKalb County Police spokesperson Mekka Parish said that investigators had interviewed family members and noted that police were not searching for anyone.

"At this point, I don't think we should classify it as looking for a predator, but certainly we are looking into a number of things that would have possibly contributed to the death of this child," Parish said.

A neighbor told FOX 5 that the child's mother works at a daycare.

Family members said that significant progress had been made in the case, but police did not confirm that.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:13:42 GMT
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
  • Atlanta City Councilman's expenditures reviewed

    Atlanta City Councilman's expenditures reviewed

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:00:27 GMT
    Atlanta City Councilman Michael Bond's travel expenses are being investigated by ethics officers.
    Atlanta City Councilman Michael Bond's travel expenses are being investigated by ethics officers.
  • Reality TV Star Todd Chrisley faces tough questions

    Reality TV Star Todd Chrisley faces tough questions

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:58:47 GMT
    It's one of the hottest reality TV shows in the country and it stars an Atlanta millionaire.It's called "Chrisley Knows Best" and Todd Chrisley is the flamboyant lead.But Senior I-team reporter Dale Russell has been digging through court records and says "reality" means something different to people who have done business with Chrisley.
    It's one of the hottest reality TV shows in the country and it stars an Atlanta millionaire.It's called "Chrisley Knows Best" and Todd Chrisley is the flamboyant lead.But Senior I-team reporter Dale Russell has been digging through court records and says "reality" means something different to people who have done business with Chrisley.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices