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Couple charged with child cruelty after girl found dead

Candice Boles, Torres Boles (Source: Liberty County Sheriff's Office) Candice Boles, Torres Boles (Source: Liberty County Sheriff's Office)
HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

A Hinesville couple has been arrested on child cruelty charges from the same home where a 3-year-old girl was found dead Wednesday morning.

Candice and Torres Boles were arrested Wednesday and charged with child cruelty.

Hinesville police said the child's death was suspicious in nature. 

Chief of Detectives Thomas Cribbs said the child's father, Torres Boles, who is a Fort Stewart soldier, placed a call shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday about the child being unconscious.  

An officer found the child in the hallway of a home on Bannon Court, according to the police report. Torres Boles reported to police that after getting to work, his wife called him to say their child was not breathing. The father then returned home and immediately called 911, according to the report.

Officers described the headlights being on to the vehicle driven by the mother Candice Bolles, according to the report. The officer also stated that the carpet was damp inside the home and the mother told officers that she had cleaned it the night before.

Robert Wilson lives a few doors down from where the child was found.

"It is a very quiet neighborhood, most of us get along. A lot of us are ex-military or current military so we stick to ourselves, but most everybody is pretty friendly," said Wilson.

"We found out about it yesterday and I just thought-hold your children a little tighter. Three years old, that is too young, she had not even started living," said Wilson.

The death remains under investigation.

Fort Stewart's Public Affairs Office issued a statement Thursday morning saying it is coopering with local law enforcement to find out what happened:

"We are saddened by this tragedy, and we are cooperating with local law enforcement to find out what happened.

We can confirm that Spc. Torres L. Boles is a Soldier assigned to the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

Although Spc. Torres is innocent until proven guilty, the alleged crimes are absolutely not in line with our Army's values.

We have full confidence in the civilian legal system to handle this case justly and appropriately.

Although civilian authorities have primary criminal jurisdiction on this specific case, the Army maintains jurisdiction over Soldiers alleged to have committed crimes off a military installation and retains such jurisdiction until the matter is fully resolved."

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