Deputies Investigate Infant's Death in Putnam County

By: Jeremy Edwards, Alex Snyder Email
By: Jeremy Edwards, Alex Snyder Email

UPDATE 8/20/12 @ 5:20 p.m.
WINFIELD, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It’s anyone’s guess what went on behind an apartment door in Winfield just a few days ago. But, last Friday, Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputies say a 3-month-old baby died after his mother, Leslie Lilly, called 911.

"I still can't believe it, I can't believe it," said a neighbor who wished to remain unidentified.

It’s a death that’s upsetting neighbors who live in a normally peaceful apartment complex.

None of them wanted to be identified on camera, but we talked with a woman who was playing with the baby at the playground just hours before.

"It was a healthy baby boy the night before," that neighbor said. "And I've raised three kids. There was nothing wrong with that baby the night before."

According to a search warrant obtained by the sheriff’s department, the baby had blood around his nose.

Deputies also found marijuana, crushed pills and what appeared to be cocaine inside the apartment.

"It's sad that it takes a death of a child to uncover some wrongdoings that was going on," the neighbor said.

Deputes arrested Cheyenne Cody Roush, the baby’s father, at the apartment that same day for violating a protective order.

WSAZ.com obtained pictures of Roush and Lilly from their Facebook pages, which show the two are engaged.

"It scares me because I have three children," another neighbor said. "I mean, it scares me because I don't know exactly what lurks around the corners."

Now neighbors are left wondering what happened to an innocent baby.

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ORIGINAL STORY
WINFIELD, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Deputies are investigating after a 3-month-old boy was found dead at an apartment in Winfield.

The boy was found dead Friday morning at Brittany Point Apartments.

According to a search warrant filed in Putnam County Magistrate Court, EMS crews requested the Sheriff's Department Crime Unit to investigate because the little boy had blood around his nose.

Detectives searched the apartment and found a wooden box with three marijuana blunts wrapped up in cellophane, according to the complaint.

Detectives say they also searched a chest and found money and two sandwich baggie corners with a white powder substance they believe is cocaine.

According to the search warrant, officers also found what appeared to be crushed pills and money rolled up into what they called "snort straws".

No other information has been released from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.

No charges have been filed in the case.

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