Murder Arrest Made in Clive Child’s Death

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CLIVE, Iowa – A  man has been charged with murder in the death of a Clive toddler, authorities announced Wednesday.

Joe Lopez, 25, was arrested Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. He is being held at the Clive Police Department on a $1 million bond.

On November 29, Clive Police responded to Blank Children’s Hospital to investigate injuries suffered by a female, under the age of 2. The girl, who lived in an apartment in the 8900 block of Franklin Avenue, died of her injuries on December 3. Officials have not released her name.

The Clive Police Department, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Polk County Attorney’s Office and Iowa Department of Human Services were involved in the initial investigation. Officials said that the investigation is ongoing.

A press conference has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday when officials are expected to release more information on the case.


  • Hezekiah Mummnings

    We need a death penalty in Iowa for monsters like this! I wish our politicians had the ‘nads to make it happen.

    • Gib Pleh

      Agreed. Our politicians refuse to even secure our borders. They don’t give a rip about “us” especially those among “us” who are too young to vote. These pukes are molesting/assaulting/raping/killing our children, but our over-paid & under-worked politicians only care about raking it in for themselves.

  • Maria

    I knew the little mexican -american girl, she is now a angel , to sad she cound’t make her dreams come true here in America like her parents wanted, a better life for her. Hope he pays!

  • Jordyn Cisneros Velasquez

    he is nothe childs father. and he didnt not kill that little girl. the devil is a lie and he aint gonna win and neither are yalll, judging! sell yalls soul to the devil b/c yall are teaming with him.instead of knowing both sides whose the real monster here? , you listen to news where they arrested him off of assumptions. the mother said herself she is bi polar . thank you

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