Beaumont Police find dead child, parents overdosed after arriving at apartment

BEAUMONT, CA – Police in Beaumont were called to an apartment for mutual aid to find two adults suffering from apparent overdoses and a child deceased inside the home.   Police determined the baby had been dead for more than a day before their arrival.  A man and woman were provided CPR, but the woman died a short time later at the hospital.

According to police, on December 16, 2020, at approximately 8:54 pm, officers were 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 the 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.