Father arrested five months after death of 3-month-old

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Posted 1/2/18

Lakewood police detectives have arrested 38-year-old Kelly Ray Kerr on suspicion of child abuse resulting in the death of his 3-month-old daughter, Olivia Hobbs, according to a news release from the …

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Father arrested five months after death of 3-month-old

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Lakewood police detectives have arrested 38-year-old Kelly Ray Kerr on suspicion of child abuse resulting in the death of his 3-month-old daughter, Olivia Hobbs, according to a news release from the Lakewood Police Department.

The date of Kerr's first appearance in Jefferson County Court is yet to be determined.

Lakewood police officers and West Metro Fire paramedics were called to a home in the 10500 block of West 26th Avenue shortly after 1 p.m. July 21, 2017. The 911 caller said a child in the home was not breathing.

Police and paramedics found the infant unresponsive, and she was immediately taken to a local hospital. Kerr was the only other person in the home at the time of the call, the release states.

Hobbs remained hospitalized until she died a few days later. She had numerous serious injuries that detectives said were unexplained or inconsistent with the account that Kerr provided, the release states.

Following an extensive investigation and assistance from the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, the death was determined to be a homicide. Detectives obtained a warrant for Kerr's arrest. He was arrested Dec. 21 in his home without incident, according to the news release.

Anyone with information to assist detectives in their continuing investigation is asked to call the Lakewood Police Department at 303-987-7111.

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