Father Arrested After Baby Is Found Dead
A father called 911 to report that a baby hit his head Tuesday night, and by Wednesday police were investigating after the baby was found dead in his car seat. Now it has turned into a homicide investigation. The father - identified as Jeremy Smith - tried to slit his own throat, but remained alive. It happened in Kanawha City on Venable Avenue, where Smith was found inside the car the the dead infant, who was only a few weeks old, according to police. An autopsy is underway to determine the cause of death. And while Smith was taken into custody by Charleston Police, a separate investigation was happening at a crime scene in Putnam County, and he'll likely also face charges there. There's crime scene tape at a home on Shank Avenue in Hurricane as the investigations continue.