California dad arrested after 7-year-old daughter found dead in garage
KTXL / Stockton Police
Billie Williams, 7; Billy Williams, 30

via KTXL:

STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) -- Stockton police say a man was arrested Saturday as a suspect in the death of his 7-year-old daughter.

Family identified the girl as Billie Williams.

According to officials, police conducted a welfare check at a home on Candlewood Way near Ravenwood Drive around 4:44 a.m. When they arrived, Billie was found unresponsive inside the garage. Police say she died at the scene.

“Officers took the father into custody and he was booked and processed into the San Joaquin County Jail,” said Officer Joe Silva.

According to detectives, they arrested 30-year-old Billy Williams on suspicion of torture and assault on a child resulting in death.

“People in the home including the stepmother who lived there, and the 7-year-old’s biological mother, they have been talked to by investigators,” said Silva.

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