Woman arrested in 2020 death of Lynchburg child, facing felony charges

She’s been charged with felony murder, child abuse & neglect

Brandy Parker has been arrested in connection with the death of a Lynchburg child in 2020 and charged with felony murder as well as child abuse & neglect (Credit: Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority) (WSLS)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a Lynchburg child that happened in 2020.

The situation started when Lynchburg Police were called to investigate the sudden death of a child at Brookside Apartments around 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 23. When officers responded, they said the child was found and was not breathing. The caller and first responders at the scene tried to save the child’s life, but they passed away.

Throughout the investigation, authorities determined that reckless disregard for human life contributed to the child’s death.

Brandy Parker, 39, has been charged with felony murder and felony child abuse and neglect. She was arrested on Wednesday and is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective C. T. Davis at 434-455-6166 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. You can also enter an anonymous tip online at P3Tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.