A 22-year-old man suspected of raping and using a cord to kill his 9-month-old daughter was arrested by Tennessee police Wednesday.
Christopher Paul Conway was charged with homicide and aggravated rape in the death of the toddler, the Clarksville Police Department said in a statement.
A cord was wrapped around the girls neck and was the cause of her death, police said.
Authorities originally responded to the child’s home on Tuesday after they received a 911 call about CPR being performed on the girl.
The girl was then taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Authorities said an investigation of the death led to the arrest of Conway, who is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $100,000 bond for the rape charge, FOX17 reported.
Online jail records don't indicate whether Conway has an attorney.
Neighbors told the newspaper the girls were twins, and a vehicle with Alabama plates was in the driveway.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.