UPDATE (Nov. 12) -- The Clark County Coroner has released the cause and manner of death for 22-month-old Sayah Deal who was found dead in a hot car in the central valley in early October. 

The toddler's cause of death were heat stroke and exposure to high temperature. Her manner of death has been categorized an accident. 

Her father, Sidney Deal, who was arrested on child abuse charges the day after the toddler was found dead, is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 3.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

UPDATE (Oct. 6) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrested the father of a toddler found in a hot car Monday night.

Sidney Deal, 27, was arrested Tuesday, according to court records. LVMPD confirmed Deal's arrest Tuesday afternoon.

Death near H Street and Owens

According to court records, Deal was set to have a court hearing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. He refused to appear due to medical reasons, which was accepted by the court.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the toddler as Sayah Deal, 1 year and 9 months old. Her cause and manner of death were pending, the office said.

According to Deal's arrest report, he flagged down a patrol unit and said he accidentally locked his keys in the car and left it running while his daughter was inside. 

An officer tried to call for a tow truck and locksmith and offered to break the window. Deal asked the officer instead to call his brother. After several minutes, the officer broke the back window to get inside the car.

Police said the girl was dead before paramedics arrived.

In an interview with police, Deal's brother told police he knew of the incident when his brother called him from an unknown number. Deal told his brother he accidentally locked his daughter inside, but the air conditioner was on. Deal allegedly told his brother to call his mother for her to call her insurance. Deal's brother told police he was confused by the call and left to go to his brother's.

Sidney Deal

Sidney Deal

At the H Street home, Deal told his brother that the toddler was okay, but needed his mom to call a service through her insurance. His brother prepared to break the window, and Deal stopped him, according to police. 

According to the report, Deal told his brother he had just bought the car and didn't have the money to fix a broken window. 

After waiting for a tow and locksmith, Deal allowed police to break the window.

Deal told police he had gotten into a fight with his girlfriend, and at the time of the incident was taking his daughter to spend the day at his brother's. He said he accidentally locked the car when he realized he didn't have his phone. When he went back, he told police the car was locked. 

He told police the toddler walked from the back seat to the front and after a few minutes, laid down on the floorboard of the backseat. He said he thought she fell asleep but was fine with the air conditioner on. 

He also allegedly admitted to rejecting offers to break the window to avoid a bill and damage to his new car. 

ORIGINAL STORY: LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police were investigating the death of a 22-month-old girl in the central valley Monday night.

According to police, officers responded to the 1700 block of H Street, near Owens Avenue, about 3:30 p.m. on October 5, and located the body of the toddler. 

Police said the victim was locked inside of a car while it was running with the air conditioner on. Once the father noticed her inside, he flagged down a passing patrol officer. Police said the father was trying to open the car with a hanger and the officer smashed the window open instead.

The officers nor paramedics could save the girl. Police said from "what we know" it appeared the girl died from being inside of the hot car.

Lt. Dave Valenta said investigators were still trying to figure out the timeline. "As far as the temperature the A.C. that is something we still need to confirm through diagnostics," he said. 

The girl's identity, as well as her cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

The toddler's father was taken into custody to be interviewed by police. 

Roads were closed at H Street between Weaver Drive and Doolittle Avenue for the investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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(12) comments


H highly crack spot he musta been smoking rock htf u leave a kid in the car n care about the window pick ya part got replaced windows for less than that rock u was smoking


just not more than his windows


Black Lives Matter? Not in Chiraq. Not in Dem-controlled cities. Not in the case of this father (read "sperm donor). The fact that this guy went to the ends of the earth to try not to break the window and at no time considered the welfare of the child is a testament to the "get what ya can, while ya can" mentality prevalent among the 13/90. They are not here to help ALL lives improve. They are not here to assimilate with American values. They are here to multiply and conquer until all they have left to conquer is each other, and they'll do that too.


Meanwhile the 61% kills of their own family members over life insurance. Your wh!telies are showing, as if wh!tey only commits 10% of crime. It's a reason that you're seen as the cause for most of the world's problems


I cannot have any feelings for that uneducated worthless POS.

A new car? And a baby, beautiful, innocent, loving, GOD given, is now dead, for a new car???

It is evident that worthless animal should be emasculated, AT ONCE. And never allowed to have any sexual relations with another woman. EVER. I think BUBBA wants to meet him in prison. Even the prisoners have a love for children. That horrible thing does not deserve to be free for a long time.


Stupid trash like this should not be allowed to reproduce. With all the rules we have in place why not one like this ??? And his mother is equally as ignorant with her racist slant on the news. The apple surely didn't fall far from the tree


13/90 animal loose ,without the keys terrible situation,another worthless person to warehouse & feed !


Whitelies from wh!tedev!l. I'm sure wh!tey does a whole lot more crime than 10%


Whiteliesfromwh!tedev!l. I'm sure wh!tey does a whole lot more crime than 10%


And I am almost certain that you think "What it Be Bro, or Hoe Die Doe" are complete and intelligent sentences. I think we might have accidentally stumbled onto sciences missing link.....YOU


Enough with your trailer trash lingo


Even if this guy was beyond stupid! He should have to pay with his life for that poor child's life!

School system continue to make excuses and pass these dumb kids and release them into society with no education l....

Well done las vegas and well done America you stupid nation!!!


I agree, too many children suffer due to the bad decisions of their parents.

The problem is the school system is entirely focused on passing standardized tests. Their funding has been tied to the test since Bush's "no child left behind" bill. And the Obama administration doubled down on the standardized tests. All they do is test, test, test, there is no time for actual teaching or setting up a environment conducive to learning common sense.

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