Henderson, NV (CBS) – A 27-year-old Henderson man was arrested this morning in connection with the
June death of his girlfriend’s young son.
Michael Alan Lee was arrested coming out of his home about 7:30 a.m. on murder and child abuse charges. He was booked into the Henderson Detention Center and is being held without bail.
Henderson Police were called to an apartment at 2900 Sunridge Heights Parkway on June 15 about 9 a.m. for an unresponsive child. Police and emergency medical personnel arrived and found 2-year-old Brodie Aschenbrenner dead in the apartment. The boy was the son of Lee’s live-in girlfriend.
Investigators found some injuries and bruising to the boy’s head and body. An autopsy determined he died from the injuries sustained. An investigation determined Lee was alone with the child at the time the head injury was sustained and he also caused the injury to the boy’s abdomen.
The boy’s death is the second murder in Henderson this year.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4750
or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit http://www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.