A toddler girl is dead after a dramatic domestic violence episode that ended with the girl’s father tossing her over a cliff into a ravine.
According to KESQ, Adam Slater, 49, was involved in a dometic violence incident in Indian Wells on Wednesday. According to a Palm Desert Sheriff’s press release obtained by the news station, responding officers found investigators “found a female victim with multiple injuries caused in a domestic violence incident.”
The victim was transported to the hospital and was last listed in stable condition. Deputies later found Slater’s overturned vehicle on Highway 74 on Vista Point. Witnesses reportedly told police that multiple bystanders approached to help, and a man pulled Slater’s 1-year-old from the vehicle. According to a statement from law enforcement official, Slater then allegedly stabbed that man, took the baby out of his arms, and then tossed her over the edge of cliff before fleeing the scene on foot into a nearby canyon.
The child, identified in the report as “Maddie,” was found dead, and deputies apprehended Slater after a brief chase.
The deceased toddler is believed to be the daughter of Slater and the woman he allegedly attacked, who is reportedly six months pregnant.
According to the Palm Desert Patch, Slater was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to a hospital.
The man who the suspect stabbed reportedly sought medical attention on his own.
This is a developing story and all information is preliminary. CrimeOnline will provide further details when more information is available.
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