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Louisiana man charged with murder in death of 4-month-old in Craig County

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A 4-month-old baby was found dead Monday in Craig County in what appears to be a homicide.

The male infant was discovered after the Craig County Sheriff’s Office and Craig County Emergency Medical Services responded to a residence on Sage Brush Lane in New Castle for the report of an unresponsive child.

When EMS arrived, they found the child deceased.

The child’s remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Western District for examination.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death was a homicide and contacted the sheriff’s office with the findings.

On Wednesday, the Virginia State Police began the investigation into the homicide.

VSP arrested Trevian Demalle Carruth, 26, of Francisville, La., and charged him with second-degree murder and possession of a controlled substance.

It is unknown what the relationship of Carruth is to the child.

Carruth was processed by the Craig County Sheriff’s Office and was transported to the Botetourt County Jail, where he is being held without bond.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.