Man suspected in 1-year-old’s death arrested in Sacramento

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The West Sacramento Police Department reports 43-year-old Derrick Woods was arrested around noon after a warrant was issued in Sacramento.

Original story below:

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Authorities are searching for a man suspected of killing a 1-year-old child inside a West Sacramento motel Monday.

The West Sacramento Police Department said officers were called to do a welfare check at Silvey’s Motel on West Capitol Avenue around noon.

When officers arrived they found a 1-year-old girl who died from “traumatic injuries,” according to officials.

On Tuesday, police also confirmed the girl’s brother had been hospitalized. It’s unknown why he was hospitalized and his age has not been reported.

During the investigation, officials said a homicide arrest warrant was issued for 43-year-old Derrick Woods of Sacramento. Police reported Woods and the children’s mother were in a relationship.

Investigators said Woods was last seen running from the area when the welfare check call was made. 

Woods is described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall and 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

The West Sacramento Police Department is seeking help from the public in locating Woods. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Derrick Woods, they are asked to call the police immediately and do not approach him. If anyone has any information about the crime, email:

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