LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — After a three-year-long investigation, the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) says detectives have made an arrest in a child death investigation from 2020.

On January 23, 2020, around 10:40 a.m., officers were called to the Brookside Apartments for reports of a child not breathing. Investigators say the caller and first responders attempted life-saving measures, but the child passed away.

During the investigation, detectives determined that reckless disregard for human life contributed to the child’s death.

39-year-old Brandy Lynn Parker, from Lynchburg, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Felony Murder
  • Felony Child Abuse
  • Neglect

She is being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

LPD is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call Detective Davis at 434-455-6166, Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. Anonymous tips can be entered online or through the P3 mobile app.