Lomita toddler killed, mother's boyfriend arrested on parole violation charge [Updated]
Sheriff's homicide detectives took Daniel Vega into custody about 11:20 p.m. Thursday, officials said.
Vega, a parolee at large, was being held without bail.
The boy was discovered Thursday afternoon inside a Lomita apartment in the 26000 block of South Western Avenue.
Homicide detectives were called to the Harbor Hills housing development because of potential signs of abuse.
[Updated at 2:21 p.m.: Two other children living in the home, a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old, were taken into protective custody by the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services. Vega was living in the home at the time of the 2-year-old's death, sheriff's officials said in a statement.]
-- Richard Winton
Photos: (top) Daniel Vega. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
(bottom) Investigators at the Harbor Hills housing development in Lomita where the toddler was found dead. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5