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No arrests one year after baby girl's homicide death

Grandparents struggling with no justice
De'Reya died at six months old. Her death was ruled a homicide.
Posted at 4:57 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 18:44:51-05

INDIANAPOLIS — One year later, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has yet to make an arrest in the death of a 6-month-old baby girl.

De’Reya Hill died a year ago this week—on Dec. 27, 2019.

The coroner found the baby suffered multiple blunt force injuries and ruled the Renton Street death a homicide.

The baby’s grandparents are struggling with the fact that no arrests have been made one year later.

"It's sad because we think about her often,” said Comaliana Echols, the baby’s grandmother. “She was such a beautiful baby. I miss her so much.”

"If you know anything, please just help us,” said Demiah Echols. “We want to give her some rest and give us some closure. It's hard to move on because nothing is solved, nothing is done, you can't move on."

The Echols say they haven’t seen their other grandchildren either, because the Department of Child Services removed them from their mother after De’Reya’s death.

“I miss all the kids,” said Comaliana Echols. “We aren’t seeing them right now.”

The baby’s mother and the Echols blame someone else for De’Reya’s death, but we are not naming who because no one has been charged.

WRTV reached out to IMPD several times about De’Reya’s death, but the agency has not provided any new information or updates on the case.

If you have information about what happened to De’Reya you can call IMPD at 317-262-TIPS or homicide at 317-327-3475.

The Echols say they haven’t heard anything, but hope to soon.

"There's been no more communication, investigation or anything,” said Comaliana Echols. “It's sad. "