On March 8, 2014 at approximately 6:15 p.m. the LVMPD Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a woman reporting her child had drowned in their residence located in the 7800 block of Clarkdale Drive.
Arriving patrol officers and medical personnel discovered an unresponsive child in the bathtub. The child was transported to Summerlin hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
LVMPD Homicide Detectives responded and assumed the investigation. A preliminary investigation into this incident indicates the mother may have been experiencing a medical crisis when she drowned her three year-old year old child in the bathtub.
As a result of the investigation 30 year-old Christine Allen of Las Vegas was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center where she faces charges of Murder. A booking photo of Allen accompanies this release.
This is the 14th homicide investigated this year by the LVMPD. The cause and manner of death and identity of the victim will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.
News Ten learned the suspect's mother is a resident of Lafayette and contacted her. She respectfully declined to give comment on her daughter's arrest.
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