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2 arrested for 3-year-old's death after stay at daycare

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Ryan Reed; Allison Clements Ryan Reed; Allison Clements
PHOENIX -

Phoenix Police are investigating the death of a little girl who died while in residential daycare on Tuesday as a homicide.

Officers say 27-year-old Ryan Reed is suspected of beating the child and 28-year-old Allison Clements is suspected of not reporting it.

During the investigation, police say Reed admitted to hitting, kicking and roughly grabbing the little girl. Clements told investigators she witnessed Reed abusing the little girl, but didn't do anything to stop it.

Police and firefighters responded to a call about a 3-year-old child not breathing around 7 a.m. Tuesday at a home near 48th Street and Roeser.

Officers performed CPR on the girl, but ultimately, she was transported to an area hospital in extremely critical condition. She was later pronounced dead.

Reed and Clements run a daycare business out of their home and have been watching the 3-year-old full-time for the last three months.

The child's mother dropped her off in July and never returned. Police say according to the caregivers, the mother would only come back from time to time to pay them.

Authorities say the husband and wife advertised their child care services on the Craigslist.org web site. However, their business was not a licensed daycare.

The mother of the 3-year-old has been located and she is being interviewed. She could face charges.

Neighbors say they would see the little girl playing outside.

"She looked healthy..always running around, trying to play with dolls and stuff like that.  She'd go back inside or else they'd take off and go to the store or something."

Part of the investigation involves questioning the four other children who were inside the home at the time.

Authorities say they don't believe any of the four other children in the home were abused.  They're all under the age of 8. Two children belonging to the suspects were taken into CPS custody.

Both Reed and Clements were arrested and face child abuse charges. Police are waiting for autopsy results on the 3-year-old to file additional charges.

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