Taylor’s 2-year-old daughter, who was alive, was also found in the room.
“The temperature on the thermostat read 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Officers indicated upon breaching the locked bedroom door and entering the bedroom, the temperature in the bedroom felt exponentially warmer than the rest of the residence. A humidifier was also found to be on and in the ‘max’ position,” police said.
The deceased 5-year-old girl was covered in a blanket on a bed, KTNV reports. The 2-year-old was standing next to the bed.
The 2-year-old was taken into Child Protective Services custody.
Kemaya Taylor was arrested and charged with two counts of child abuse and one count of first-degree murder.
The 5-year-old girl’s cause of death was not immediately released.