DOS PALOS — A 3-year-old girl was discovered dead Monday afternoon at her home in the 1300 block of Dos Palos Avenue and police are investigating circumstances of her death.Dos Palos Police Chief Barry Mann said officers responded just after 5 p.m. to a report of an unresponsive toddler and discovered the youngster was dead. Mann said the girl’s name is being withheld until her grandparents can be notified.Mann said the child’s father, Jericho Wright, 26, was booked into Merced County Jail on a general neglect charge. The chief said Wright was distraught, wanted to harm himself and was being held in protective custody for his own safety. He remains jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail.
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