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Father sought in baby's death in South Gate

January 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Authorities are searching for a 20-year-old man in connection to his baby's death Saturday in South Gate.According to the South Gate Police Department, officers were called to a home in the 5100 block of McCallum Avenue about 5:40 p.m. regarding a child not breathing as a result of a domestic incident.

A 10-month-old girl was found unresponsive. She was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, but it was unclear if she died on the way to the hospital or while in care. Officials said she died of blunt force trauma.

The incident allegedly began with an argument between Jose Deras and the child's mother.

Authorities are looking for Deras and a black, four-door 2008 Nissan Sentra with California license plate 6FYB170.

Anyone with information is asked to call (323) 890-5500.