A woman was arrested on suspicion of murder after her 2-year-old girl was found drowned in a bathtub on Saturday, reported the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. They added that officers responded to the sunrise Terrace Apartments at 2855 N. Walnut Road, near Pecos Road and Las Vegas Boulevard, at around 3 pm.
Lt. Ray Spencer, Metro homicide spokesman, shared with Fox Vegas that before the police arrived, a woman -- who was earlier described as white, and in her 40s, was the one to call 911 and report that her two-year-old had drowned in the tub. Spencer also added that over the call, the dispatcher tried instructing the woman to take her child out of the tub and perform CPR, but the instructions were ignored.
The mother has been identified as Linette Warrichaiet, 44, according to police records, reveals the outlet.
When the police arrived, Warrichaiet took nearly two full minutes to open the door. Upon going inside, the officers found the two-year-old face-up but fully clothed in the bathtub full of water.
The officers tried attempting CPR, but after she was taken to a nearby local hospital, she was pronounced dead. After the police spoke with Warrichaiet once again, she was arrested. Charges against her would be one count of open murder.
Earlier in the day, police had responded to the same apartment regarding a domestic violence complaint, said Spencer. It involved Warrichaiet and another man who is believed to be her boyfriend or husband. Spencer also added that the man was not at the scene of the drowning, and his location was unknown, but he's not being considered a suspect.
“This right here is absolutely absurd -- that I’m here discussing a 2-year-old who was senselessly murdered,” Spencer said, before urging those in difficult domestic situations to seek help.