Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dad sought in murder of 16-month-old daughter (Newport News, Virginia)

Dad is identified as FLOYD W. LOGAN IV.

Father sought in toddler's death in Chesapeake

Floyd Logan IV, 35, of Newport News, is charged with child abuse and first-degree murder.

By Veronica Gonzalez
The Virginian-Pilot
December 14, 2012


Police are looking for the 35-year-old father of a 16-month-old girl whose death this summer in South Norfolk was determined to be a homicide.

Floyd W. Logan IV, of the 2200 block of Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, was indicted Dec. 4 on charges of first-degree murder and child abuse, according to online court records.

His daughter, Waaliyah Brown, was pronounced dead Aug. 15 after police responded around 4 p.m. to the 800 block of Park Row. They had received a call of an unresponsive girl at her mother's house, according to a news release and police spokeswoman Kelly O'Sullivan.

Waaliyah was taken to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Police have been investigating her death for several months, and there have been multiple medical examinations to determine how she died, the release said.

O'Sullivan said the girl died of blunt-force trauma.

Neighbors said Thursday the house where the girl died has been empty for months, and a sign on the door indicated it is in foreclosure.