Suspect in Infant's Death Target of Earlier Probes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CEDAR PARK, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man accused in the death of a 1-year-old foster girl had been investigated on three separate occasions for child neglect.

State records show 32-year-old Jacob Robb Salas was prohibited from being with his biological children and with Orion Destiny Hamilton, who police say died Sunday after Salas pressed her head between his knee and the floor.

The Austin American-Statesman reports a caseworker with state Child Protective Services did not act when Salas was seen in April at the Cedar Park foster home where Orion lived. The infant's foster mother told CPS that Salas did not live at the home in suburban Austin, despite various records that show he did.

He's been charged with felony child abuse and is being held without bail at the Williamson County jail.

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