Boyfriend arrested in 18-month-old's death in Alpine

Posted at 8:56 AM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 22:00:17-05

ALPINE, Calif. - A 26-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death of his girlfriend's 18-month-old child, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department announced Friday.

Wiliey Foster is accused in the death of Leah Brown-Meza, whose death was ruled a homicide. The child's cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma, the county Medical Examiner's Office determined.

The toddler was found dead Tuesday at a home in the 300 block of Hunter Lane in Alpine, and a homicide investigation was launched due to the nature of the child's injuries. Fire crews had responded to the home on a report that a female child was not breathing.

According to sheriff's officials, the child was inside a motorhome that was parked on the property. Attempts to revive the girl through CPR were not successful, and the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wiliey is facing a murder charge. He was taken into custody at the home on Hunter Lane Friday morning.

Anyone with further information about the case is asked to call the San Diego Sheriff's Department's Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200 after hours. You can remain anonymous.