Mother, Grandfather Arrested for Child Abuse in Death of 2-Year-Old Girl

A mother and her stepfather were arrested Monday for child abuse relating to the death of her 2-year-old daughter, police said Tuesday. 

Around 9:14 p.m. Monday, authorities arrived at a home in the 16700 block of Slover Avenue in Fontana to provide medical aid to a 2-year-old child who was not breathing, Fontana police said in a statement.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Fontana Police Department.

When Fontana police detectives took over the investigation, they found "significant evidence of neglect and abuse against the child, which is believed to have contributed to the child's death," Fontana police said in a statement.

Cheyenne Cobb, 20, the girl's mother, and 47-year-old Jon Palechek, the child's grandfather, were both arrested for felony child abuse causing death, according to Fontana police. They were booked at West Valley Detention Center.

The detectives' investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the child's death was asked to call the Fontana Police Department at 909-350-7740.

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