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POSTED: February 28, 2013 12:06 p.m.
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HPD officers stand outside 112 Bannon Court, where a 3-year-old girl was found dead early Wednesday.

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Hinesville police have arrested the parents of a 3-year-old Hinesville girl who police said died Wednesday of suspicious causes.

Torres Boles and his wife Candice Boles were arrested Wednesday and charged with cruelty to children in connection with the death of their daughter, who police have not identified.

According to an incident report filed by HPD Officer Angela Reynolds, who was dispatched Wednesday morning to the Boles’ home on the 100 block of Bannon Court, emergency medical personnel were performing CPR on the toddler in the hallway of the single-story home when Reynolds arrived.

Torres Boles told Reynolds he was up at 5:30 a.m. preparing to go to work on Fort Stewart when his daughter awoke and told him she had to use the restroom. According to the report, Torres said he placed the child on the toilet and informed his wife he was leaving for work. While at work, he received a call from Candice Boles, who reportedly told her husband their child was unresponsive.

Torres Boles said he returned to find the child lying on the bathroom floor. She was not breathing and lacked a pulse. The report states he called 911 for an ambulance.

According to HPD Chief of Detectives Maj. Thomas Cribbs, the child was transported to Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville, where she was pronounced dead.

Cribbs said the death has been categorized as suspicious in accordance with medical personnel’s findings during resuscitation attempus.

As autopsy was scheduled to be performed Thursday at the GBI crime lab in Savannah.

Cribbs said the Boles are cooperating with police, and there currently is no date set for a bond hearing.

According to a news release issued Thursday by Fort Stewart, Torres Boles is assigned to the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

 

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