Family Shock: 21-year-old Man Charged With 31-Months-Old Nephew’s Death in North Las Vegas

A 21-year-old male was detained in connection with the death of a 31-month-old toddler on Thursday.

North Las Vegas police arrived at 11 a.m. at an apartment in the 3400 block of Mercury Street, near East Cheyenne Avenue and Civic Center Drive, after receiving complaints of a kid not breathing.

According to a news release, medical professionals took the infant to University Medical Center, where he was subsequently confirmed dead.

Detectives took over the investigation. They named the child’s uncle, Leo’oolo Tevaseu, as a suspect.

Tevaseu was lodged in the North Las Vegas Community Correctional Center on charges of open murder and child abuse resulting in serious bodily harm.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will announce the identification of the dead, as well as the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this offense should contact the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit

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