The name, age and city, town or general location of residence of the child who has suffered the fatality or near fatality:
The victim is Mia Delgado, an 8-month-old girl from Phoenix.
The fact that a child suffered a near fatality or fatality as the result of abuse, abandonment or neglect:
Information available indicates that this is a fatality as a result of abuse.
The name, age and city, town or general location of residence of the alleged perpetrator, if available:
The alleged perpetrator has been identified as Arturo Delgado, 23, of Phoenix. Mr. Delgado was arrested by Phoenix police on December 2.
Whether there have been reports, or any current or past cases, of child abuse, abandonment or neglect involving the child and the current alleged abusive or neglectful parent, guardian or custodian:
Child Protective Services has received no prior allegations that Arturo Delgado harmed Mia.
Actions taken by CPS in response to the fatality or near fatality of the child:
On November 23, CPS initiated a joint investigation with the Phoenix Police Department into Mia’s death. At that time, a toddler in the home was taken into CPS custody. A dependency petition was filed and, as of 12/04/08, the child remains in CPS care.