June 16, 2024

Two arrested in death of one-year old

Dodge City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Two Dodge City residents were arrested after an investigation into the death of a one-year-old girl. 

On Wednesday, September 6, Officers were dispatched to St. Catherine Hospital in Dodge City to investigate the death of a one-year-old girl. Officers identified the girl as Aramar Zubiate.

During the initial investigation, Detectives noticed a significant injury to Aramar’s head. An autopsy was performed in Kansas City, and showed a significant skull fracture and blunt force impact, indicating a likely homicide.

On Friday, September 8, Detectives located Aramar’s mother, 19-year-old Rachael Zubiate,  and Rachel’s live-in boyfriend, 21-year-old Andrew Phaengsy, both of Dodge City, and arrested them for the alleged murder of Aramar.  A case was filed with the Ford County Attorney’s office for allegations of 1st-degree homicide and child abuse. Both parents were arraigned on Monday, and are each being held on $250,000 bond.

The Dodge City Police Department would like to remind everyone that this is an ongoing investigation and both subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.