State police believe a Uniontown man killed the 11-month-old daughter of his girlfriend Saturday while she was at work, Trooper Steve Limani said.
Derrick “Hector” A. Bass, 29, is charged with homicide, theft, receiving stolen property, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Limani said Bass doesn’t have a vehicle or a permanent address.
Troopers are searching for him.
Niomie Rose Miller was identified as the victim. She would have turned 1 on July 27.
Police were called to a housing complex on Gurley Drive at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and found Niomie unresponsive hidden underneath blankets in a playpen. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating whether the child was drowned, but are awaiting toxicology reports before making a final determination.
Police said Bass stands about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs about 300 pounds. Police said he may have reddish hair.
Anyone with information on Bass’ whereabouts
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