Woman walking in southwest Dallas neighborhood finds deceased child in street
The Dallas Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a child found in the middle of a residential street in southwest Dallas.
At around 6:40am this morning, a woman walking in the Summit Parc neighborhood along Saddleridge Drive discovered a child laying in the middle of the street. She immediately called 9-1-1 and paramedics responded to the scene, where they pronounced the child deceased.
Officers are currently canvassing the neighborhood and surrounding area for clues. Residents in the Summit Parc neighborhood who have Ring door bells have been asked to check their cameras for anything suspicious.
Police say the deceased is a male toddler. They are investigating this incident as a murder.
If you have any information regarding this tragedy, please call 911 or the Child Abuse Unit at (214) 275-1300.
*UPDATE* Dallas Police have identified and arrested a suspect in this case. He is an adult male, but police haven’t released his relation to the 4-year-old child. Additional updates will follow.
**UPDATE** The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Darriynn Brown, pictured below. He is charged with kidnapping and theft. Dallas investigators anticipate additional charges, pending results from a forensic analysis.