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Beaumont,CA – On December 16, 2020, the Beaumont Police Department investigated the death of a woman and child at an apartment in the 800 block of E. 6th Street.
 
Cal Fire and the Beaumont Police Department were originally called to the apartment for a report of a subject suffering from a seizure, but upon arrival located two adults suffering from an overdose and a deceased juvenile. The adult female was later pronounced deceased after being transported to a local hospital. The adult male was transported to the hospital in critical condition. 
 
Detectives from the Beaumont Police Department assumed the investigation and on Saturday, December 19, 2020, arrested 25 year old Tyler Finley upon his release from the hospital. Finley was booked at Smith Correctional Facility for felony cruelty to a child resulting in death with an added enhancement for the cruelty/death of a child. 
 
The female identified by the Riverside County Coroner’s Bureau, as Cheyenne Blackerby, age 24, had recently moved to the City of Beaumont with Finley. Blackerby’s cause of death has not yet been determined.
 
The Beaumont Police Department had no prior contacts with the couple or the child. Reports of previous Child Protection Service involvement is still under investigation. Detectives are looking for additional information about this case and are asking for anyone familiar with the family and/or the incident to contact Detective Lynn of the Beaumont Police Department at 951-769-8500.

 

 

Original Release from December 17, 2020

Beaumont, CA – On December 16, 2020, the Beaumont Police Department was requested by Cal Fire to respond to an apartment in the 800 block of E. 6th Street. Cal Fire had been dispatched to a subject having a seizure, but upon arrival found two adults appearing to suffer from overdoses and a deceased child inside the home.

An adult male was transported to an area hospital and is listed in critical condition.  An adult female also in the home was found unresponsive and was given CPR.  She was transported and later declared deceased shortly after arrival at the ER.  A four-year-old female child was located deceased at the scene.

Detectives from the Beaumont Police Department were notified of the circumstances and assumed the investigation. Upon initial investigation it appeared to detectives that the 4-year-old female child had numerous bruises throughout her body, appeared severely malnourished, and based on rate of decomposition had been deceased for approximately 1-2 days.

This case is still under investigation. Identification of the decedents will not be provided until notification of next of kin. If anyone has information about this case, please contact the On-Duty Watch Commander at 951-769-8500.

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