Does seem highly likely dad JACOB OLLIS was involved in the death of both infants, doesn't it?
Second Infant Death Raises Questions About Father
By Preston Ayres
POSTED: 6:09 pm EST January 17, 2012
UPDATED: 12:55 pm EST January 18, 2012
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -- A father charged with murder in North Carolina has local authorities taking a second look at how one of his other children died three years ago.
There are new questions about the 2008 death of an infant at the Lynn Ridge apartment complex in Elizabethton. Officers say the child's death appears very similar to a case in Avery County, North Carolina, where Jacob Ollis faces second degree murder charges.
"My understanding from talking to the sheriff up there, this death appears to have happened while he was sleeping with the child," said Carter County sheriff Chris Mathes.
Officers say Ollis was with both infants, and they both died from similar causes. We stopped by the Elizabethton Police Department and picked up a copy of the report from December 13, 2008. In the report the child's mother told officers the baby was sleeping on the bed with Ollis, and the baby was face down when she found it.
The mother accused Ollis of rolling over onto the child. The death was ruled accidental.
After picking up the report we spoke with the original detective on the case. He says based on the new case, he wants to take a second look at the facts of the original.
"This being the second death related to this parent is extremely alarming to me," Mathes said.
Elizabethton police told us they hope to make a decision about re-opening a criminal investigation into the first child's death in a couple of days.
Jacob Ollis is still in the Carter County jail as of Tuesday night. He is waiting to be extradited back to Avery County, North Carolina.