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Garland man accused in infant daughter's death

A Garland man is accused in the violent death in March of his infant daughter, police said.

Eloy Bruce Sanchez, 20, was arrested June 26 following a three-month investigation, Officer Joe Harn, police spokesman, said in a news release on Tuesday.

Police and paramedics on March 29 responded to a report of baby not breathing at a home in the 1000 block of Alamo Drive, Harn said.

The neighborhood is in northwest Garland, southeast of the intersection of West Buckingham Road and North Garland Avenue.

The baby, 2-month-old Lanah Santiago-Sanchez, was transported to Baylor Hospital Medical Center at Garland where she later died, Harn said.

"As officers did their report they began to have questions as to whether Lanah stopped breathing on her own," Harn said "Detectives were called in to investigate."

They subsequently questioned Sanchez.

"His story began to change as to what had happened, but (he) did not admit to any wrongdoing," Harn said.

In late June, Harn said, detectives received an autopsy report that concluded the baby's death was “homicide – violence including blunt force injury."

Sanchez was subsequently arrested on June 26, Harn said.

"He admitted to becoming frustrated on March 29th with Lanah’s crying," Harn said. "He admitted to shaking her before placing her down for a nap. It was soon after that when Lanah stopped breathing and later died."

Sanchez was being held Tuesday at a Dallas County jail with bond set at $1 million, according to jail records.

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