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Thursday October 01 2015 - 10:01:33

The Jay County Sheriff's Department has arrested Dalton R. Davis, 21, of 8804 N 550 W in rural Jay County in connection with the death of Lillian Grace Lloyd, the 5 week old daughter of Davis's girlfriend. Jay County police and medics were called to the rural Jay County home that Davis shared with the child and the child's mother after a call was placed to 911 in the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 29th indicating that the child was not breathing. The child was transported to Bluffton Regional Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead.


A preliminary report indicates that the child died from severe blunt force trauma, however, an autopsy was conducted and results and an official cause of death will not be available for several weeks. The arrest of Davis comes after an investigation conducted by the Jay County Sheriff's Department, the Indiana State Police, the Jay County Prosecutor's Office and the Department of Child Services. He is currently being held in the Jay County Security Center with no bond set on a charge of Murder. Jay County Prosecutor Wes Schemenaur expects formal charges to be filed in the Jay Circuit Court on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Davis is innocent until proven guilty.

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