Father Arrested After Baby Daughter Found Dead In Dumpster

| by Sean Kelly

A man in Nevada was arrested after the body of his 2-month-old daughter was found in a dumpster.

According to reports, the girlfriend of 24-year-old Mason Henderson reported the father and the couple’s infant daughter missing 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 2 after arriving at their North Las Vegas home to find only their 1-year-old daughter inside.

Henderson was found by authorities at around 6:30 p.m., though the child was still missing. Later that night, at around 9 p.m., officers were led to a trash dumpster that contained the body of 2-month-old Jessica, Henderson’s daughter.

Henderson was subsequently arrested in connection to the infant’s death, as well as the neglect of his 1-year-old. He was charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment. 

Sources: Fox 5 Vegas, Las Vegas Sun / Photo credit: North Las Vegas Police via Fox 5 Vegas