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6-month-old dies from head injuries

Whitney Phillips (source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Whitney Phillips (source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
James Jones aka James McElroy (source: Louisville Metro Corrections) James Jones aka James McElroy (source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police are investigating after a 6-month-old baby girl was beaten so severely she died from her injuries.

According to police, 21-year-old Whitney Phillips and her boyfriend, 25-year-old James Jones, who sometimes uses the alias James McElroy took Ariah Phillips to Kosair Children's Hospital on Monday, Feb. 7. 

On Tuesday, the coroner's office confirmed that Ariah died from head injuries, and now homicide detectives are trying to find the person or persons responsible. 

Phillips and Jones are not charged with the baby's death, but they have been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance after crack cocaine was found in their home during the homicide investigation.

Jones is not the father of the baby.

Police are trying to determine who was with Ariah that could have inflicted her injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous crime tipline at 574-LMPD (574-5673).

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