Police Arrest Mother Nearly 1 Year After Child’s Death

Detectives with the Baltimore Police Department apprehended a mother nearly one year after her baby’s death. 

Latosha Nance was arrested on Oct. 5 for her alleged involvement in the death of her 4-year-old daughter Deyonte Davis. 

According to a press release, a medical examiner ruled, in January, that the death was a homicide caused by methadone intoxication. Methadone is a prescribed opioid painkiller, according to the CDC.

The child was put on officers’ radar, after they responded to a report of a child’s death at Johns Hopkins Pediatrics. Medics brought the child to the hospital from a home on the 1700 block of Darley Avenue on Oct. 30, 2020.  

According to the release, the child’s remains did not show any signs of trauma or foul play. 

Nance, 44, was arrested for charges of  involuntary manslaughter, neglect of a minor, reckless endangerment and false statement.  She is currently being held without bail at Central Booking.