Arrests Made in Child Death

Citrus Heights, CA (MPG)  |  Source: Citrus Heights Police Department
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Rebecca Thomas

On October 13, 2016, at approximately 5:30p.m., officers responded to the 8000 block of Auburn Blvd for a report of a two-year-old not breathing. Officers rendered medical aid until emergency medical personnel arrived. Medical personnel continued CPR and transported the child to the hospital where the child was pronounced deceased.

After a thorough investigation, numerous interviews, the collection and examination of evidence, it was determined the child did not die of natural causes. The investigation led detectives to have probable cause to believe the mother and live-in boyfriend were responsible for the child’s death.

On November 23, 2016, Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Rebecca Thomas and Taylor Montgomery-Gutzman. Both Rebecca Thomas and Taylor Montgomery-Gutzman were arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Jail for Murder.

The ongoing investigation will be forwarded to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.

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