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Child's dad had no idea mom rarely returned to daycare

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PHOENIX -

There are new developments surrounding a 3-year-old girl found beaten to death and covered in bruises. Wednesday, police arrested the girl's babysitters. Both are accused of felony child abuse.

Police say Ryan Reed beat the little girl, and Allison Clements never reported the abuse.

Police say the 3-year-old girl died after being stomped on.

It's hard to imagine the pain 3-year-old Savannah Cross had to endure every single day. Police say this little girl had "too many bruises to count" when she was rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning.

"Never in a million years would I have imagined that I would have to put my little girl in the ground."

Savannah's dad Stephen Cross talked to us from his home in Colorado. He wants justice.

Savannah's babysitter 27-year-old Ryan Reed is accused of beating her to death. Police say his significant other, 28-year-old Allison Clement, knew of the abuse and did nothing. According to court paperwork, Reed inadvertently stomped on Savannah's stomach. Hours later she stopped breathing.

"He inadvertently stomped on my child's chest? This... this... no, nobody should treat a child this way, nobody should beat a child," said Cross.

Cross also says he had no idea Savannah's mom would drop her off for weeks at a time without picking her up. Police say the last time she saw Savannah was on thanksgiving. Reed and Clement ran a day care out of their south Phoenix home and would advertise on Craigslist.

"You don't drop your kids at daycare and never come back except to pay them. What is that, paid abandonment? What is that?" said Cathy Cross, Savannah's grandmother.

Cathy Cross says if they had known Savannah wasn't going home with her mom every night, they would have gladly taken her in.

"She was such a sweet spirit and just a precious little girl."

Doctors say that Savannah was also going blind in her right eye. She would've turned 3 by the end of the month.

At this point, Savannah's mom is not facing any charges, but the investigation continues.

 

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