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Father held on suspicion of killing 6-month-old girl

A man is in jail after being arrested on suspicion of killing his 6-month-old daughter, authorities said Sunday.

L.A. County sheriff deputies were sent to a home in an unincorporated part of Whittier on Friday to investigate the death of the child, who had been in the care of her father.

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Authorities identified the suspect as 20-year-old Eduardo Orozco.

The child had suffered blunt-force injuries and was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, said sheriff's Sgt. Al Cano.

An investigation led to Orozco's arrest Saturday night. He is being held without bail at the Norwalk sheriff's station.

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julie.cart@latimes.com

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