Incident at 777 Coolwood #823

May 29, 2007 - Charges have been filed against suspect arrested for the injury to a child at 777 Coolwood #823 about 9 a.m. on May 28, 2007.

The victim, a 2 year-old-girl, sustained burn injuries to her feet, buttocks and genital area while in the care of her mother. She was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where she died as a result of her injuries.

The suspect, Yokandra Lanett Midkiff (b/f, DOB: 2-21-83), was arrested and charged with injury to a child - serious bodily injury in the 174th State District Court.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Carrillo and Officer H. Chavez reported:

The mother of the child, Midkiff, stated that the little girl fell into a campfire two days before she was transported to the hospital for her injuries. The injuries on the little girl are not consistent with the suspect’s claim on how she received the injuries.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JGA/VHS 5-29-07
Inc# 78238707

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.