PA State Police

Man Accused Of Killing 11-Month-Old In Custody

Derrick Bass was found in Cleveland

July 16, 2019 - 10:05 am

CLEVELAND (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A suspect accused of killing an 11-month-old under his care in East Huntington Township is in custody after a two-day manhunt.

Pennsylvania State Police say that 29-year-old Derrick Bass was taken into custody Monday evening in Cleveland, Ohio.

“Thanks to the Western PA Fugitive Task Force & Ohio Law Enforcement Derrick Bass was taken into custody on homicide charges in Cleveland Ohio w/ out incident.”

The mother of the child told police Bass was supposed to be babysitting the infant as well as his own children while she was at work.

The mother and Bass has recently started dating. She says Bass was supposed to pick her up after she was finished with work but he never showed.

When the mother arrived home she found her child unresponsive.

Bass is charged with homicide, theft and abuse of a corpse.

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