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Coroner identifies North Las Vegas child found in ‘liquid container’

A 1-year-old boy who died Sunday after he was found partially submerged in a “liquid container” inside a North Las Vegas mobile home was identified Monday.

David Aguilar died at University Medical Center, according to the Clark County coroner’s office. North Las Vegas police said they received a 911 call at 10:17 a.m. reporting a possible drowning at the Aloha Vegas Mobile Home Park at 500 W. Miller Ave., near Carey Avenue and Losee Road.

Officers arrived and saw family members performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the child.

Sgt. Tim Bedwell on Sunday afternoon would not release what the “liquid container” was. He said the investigation is ongoing. The cause of the baby’s death will be determined by the coroner’s office.

Police said the incident occurred while the baby was at the home with his 30-year-old father. Police believe his 37-year-old mother was at work at the time. There were five other children in the home, ages 5 to 17.

The names of the parents were not released pending the outcome of the investigation.

Bedwell said no recommended charges were filed and investigators will wait for the coroner to learn how the child died before determining if they will propose charges.

Personnel with Clark County’s Department of Family Services were working to relocate the surviving children, police said. Police said the conditions in the home were found to be “unfit,” but provided no details.

Contact reporter Mike Blasky at mblasky@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0283.

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