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Phoenix, AZ — A couple have been charged with felony child abuse after a 3-year-old girl died inside their home daycare.

Ryan Reed, 27, and Allison Clement, 28, cared for 3-year-old Savannah Cross as part of their babysitting service they advertised on Craigslist. They had been caring for Cross since July and watching her on a full-time basis since October. Her mother, 27-year-old Ashley, would leave Savannah with the couple for weeks at a time, occasionally showing up to visit or pay her bill. The last time she visited her daughter was on Thanksgiving.

Ashley won’t have to worry about caring for her daughter any longer as the little girl is dead after suffering extreme physical abuse that ended with a well-placed stomp to the stomach. Police were called to the couple’s home Tuesday morning after receiving a call for a child not breathing. Savannah would die on the way to the hospital, where doctors would find signs the girl had been abused.

Savannah was covered in bruises on both sides of her body that were in different stages of healing. Her injuries were so severe, according to police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump, that it will take further investigations to discover what actually killed her. However, we do know how she received one of her last injuries. It’s a downer so if you hate reading about children being abused, I’d skip the next couple of sentences.

According to police, Reed admitted he repeatedly hit, kicked and roughly grabbed the girl at the home in front of Clement, who would do nothing to stop it. On the night before police were called, Reed admitted he stomped on the Savannah’s stomach while she was on the ground. The little girl curled up in the fetal position and stayed that way the entire night. Reed said he heard Savannah groaning throughout the night but didn’t call for help until he found her unresponsive the next morning.

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The couple were booked into jail on felony child abuse charges, with more charges possible once investigators get an official cause of death. Depending on when some these injuries took place, Ashley may also be charged with a crime. “If there is any of these injuries that may have been long term or extended than we might hold somebody else responsible,” Crump said.

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  • CT

    Fuck em both.

  • daMonBrooks

    i don’t even understand anymore.

  • JohnQknowitall

    It is really shitty for the police to make such a statement about the mother before they have any evidence that she is involved. I have no doubt Ashley, the mother, is already tortured by the horrible death of her daughter and then for someone to publicly make a statement that taints her character and rubs salt into her wounds is unforgivable.

    I don’t know why the mother hired a long stretch babysitter, but I cannot believe she knowingly left her daughter with people who act like monsters capable of murder.

  • Her mom left her with them for weeks at a time and apparently rarely visited? WTF? Last visit was Thanksgiving? Jesus Christ.

  • JGo555

    His pic looks like the caption should read: “I ate all them cheeseburgers…” and right next to his’, her’s should read: “He ate my chin too”

  • Fuck all three of them

  • Seriously though would you leave your child with someone like that John?

  • WHAT!?!?! WHAT!?!? Who pays two craiglist creeps to watch their baby for weeks at a time?

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    I wonder if Ryan got that “I’ll be home Christmas” CD collection that I sent to him?

  • Omfg!! What the fuck is wrong with people!! I say skin him and stick the sob in a vat of vinegar!!!

  • JohnQknowitall

    Honestly I do not know how they present themselves. The house looks decent. They don’t look like monsters and I don’t know their “presentation” personalities.

    These are not pretty people, but I have dated pretty people I wouldn’t leave my dog with… So seriously, I don’t know.

  • Are you fucking kidding me?!!
    Plastic explosive suppositories all around… fuck the lot of em.

    There’s so much wrong here I don’t even know where to begin.

  • roy1531

    What kind of
    fucking idiot leaves their child with some fuck nut crazy ass mother fuckers
    for weeks at a time? Shit like this pisses me off!!!! I have learned since this
    summer that being a single full time parent sucks ass but I love my boys and
    refuse to let them down! All three of these pieces of shit need to be euthanized!

  • JohnQknowitall

    How did she know they were nuts?

  • thehesbomb

    How about not leaving your 3-year old for weeks at a time, period? She was a fucking stripper, it’s not like she was doing a tour of duty or doing humanitarian work in Africa FFS.

  • Hang em High

  • JohnQknowitall

    Maybe she thought this was better than a customer molesting the little girl or just keeping the girl away from the seediness of life. I doubt she intentionally hired murderers. As far as being a stripper, it appears to be a job taken by some woman who cannot get financial support from their children’s father. I personally do not judge sex workers, but I do judge people who are not prudent in their child’s care. We shall see.

  • Evan Oswald

    [realizes baby mother would do something like that] man i gotta do something about my estranged daughter 🙁

  • Evan Oswald

    nice looking for 28 o_O

  • Lena60

    This stupid fucktard as a mother, thats who *rolls eyes*

  • Athena

    It’s not that she knowingly hired abusers. It’s that it seems she didn’t give much of a shit one way or the other.

  • t0ofly

    That kid never stood a chance. They should lock the mom up too, just on moral grounds. Maybe beat her with a stick.

  • Lena60

    I know, Dre, unreal, the child was probably getting in the way of mommy’s parting. 🙁

  • Lena60

    Yup to that.

  • Simplyatomic

    Fuck all three. What kind of parent lets their kid stay with people they don’t know?

  • alphatroll

    It seems to be because some of her injuries are old enough that the mother couldn’t have helped knowing about it. Which is a pretty good reason, really.

  • JohnQknowitall

    I agree that is what is seems like what it could be, but the fact is we do not know. A trial before a hanging seems to workout best in the end… most of the time. 😉

  • Andyman

    It makes me sad that such a precious little girl would be mistreated and killed in ANY manor let alone this one. I understand kids can be a hand full sometimes but how anyone could raise a hand to her – let alone stomp her stomach until she dies 24 hours later? If there is a hell I hope this fucker is going there ASAP.

  • Pyncky

    Did he give any excuse or explanation for what set him off on a freaking 3! (THREE!!!) year old baby? I know there is no excuse but I am sure he has one.

  • roy1531

    Common sence seems to escape a lot of people these days. Lets see here flag#1 they advertise on Craigslist. Flag#2 from their pictures, and that’s really the only thing I can go by, as aloppy as they appear I can only imagine thier house looks the same. Flag#3 there is no way she could not have noticed the bruises when she saw the baby during thanksgiving. I can go on and on but if you can’t see those simple flags more proof won’t help you.

  • So sad that EVERYONE failed this little angel. I have a 3 year old son, he drives me up the damn wall on a daily basis but I’d never toss him to a couple creeps on craigslist. How is that even legal? The “mom” gets her wish, no more kid. Too bad she’s not being charged.

  • roy1531

    Nope, I disagree 100%. Back in my strip club partying days I knew a few strippers that left the club after it closed and went to pick up their kid(s). Anyone that can leave their child for weeks at a time with someone they do not know had not a care in the world for that child. That in itself makes her guilty.

  • Athena

    You know me… I’m the last to support unreasonable assumptions. But I don’t find this one to be unreasonable in the least. The woman found sitters on Craigslist, then left her child with them for weeks at a time, even while not working, and failed to pay her bill at times. Her own ex-roommate instructed the abusers to call CPS on the kid’s mother, adding, “I think Ashley thought she loved Savannah, but I don’t think she knows how to love anything.”

    I maintain, it seems she didn’t give much of a shit one way or the other.

  • lespacino

    New idea: house child abusers in special facilities, let all aspiring mass murderers “watch” them. Killing two birds with one stone?

  • lespacino

    There’s no time like the present. If something happens while you procrastinate, you share blame, imo. :/

  • lespacino

    I like the way you think!

  • DEADfairie

    How fucking awful is this?! First of all, mom clearly abandoned her with some creeps she found on Craigslist. How do you leave your child with someone for weeks at a time, I can understand maybe family, but some people you found on Craigslist, really? Then if that wasn’t enough that poor little girl had to endure some random fucking assholes abusing her. Why the hell are you running a supposed day care when you obviously have no patience for children. You heard her groaning all night long in pain after your fat ass stomped on her little tiny belly and did nothing you sick fuck? And your stupid cunthole just stood there and watched. I’m so damn tired of hearing these stories, where these lazy ass good for nothing moms are abandoning their children with people they themselves just met, and the children ending up dead. You spread your legs bitch, you are her mother, she is your responsibility! Ahhh! All these innocent young lives being taken is becoming too much to bear. Sorry for the long rant, I’m just so over it. Gather all these fucks and lets put them in a huge weighted box and just let it fall to the bottom of the fucking ocean. I’m done!

  • I hope he spends the rest of his life in solitary confinement with the occasional getting out because it is too much for him only to be repeatedly stomped in population until he decides to go back to solitary. He should never know laughter again.

  • Sean Cudahy

    That dude’s girlfriend looks like she’s about 50

  • Tortured? She hasn’t seen the girl since Thanksgiving. I would imagine she is relieved.

  • I don’t know but sex work doesn’t seem like a safe occupation for a parent. Contracting HIV/AIDS, being beaten up by a john, being beaten up by other whores etc. isn’t a safe or honourable risk to be taking when you have small kids to look after.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Not everybody gets diseases or beaten up. Walmart pays crap and having a parent who works 3 jobs would require a babysitter too. I don’t blame sex workers for doing what they do. As I said: I don’t judge people who are sex workers. At least they are contributing in some way to society rather than subtracting from it. I don’t know this woman’s story and I will wait to see if she deserves to be hanged.

  • JohnQknowitall

    #1 We don’t know she found them on Craigslist even though they advertise on Craigslist. #2 It is difficult to judge someone by their looks though it reallys seems common place in the United States. In the video their house actually looks fairly nice and well kept. #3 There is an investigation to find if the child had bruises on Thanksgiving.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Do we know that she found the sitter on Craigslist or that she found them through another source and they happen to advertise on Craigslist and other venues? Were they hired for foster care like babysitters? I would like to find out more before deciding she didn’t give a shit.

  • Wicked Smilee

    Very well said.

  • MyHovercraftIsFullofEels

    Faces of Inbreeding

  • melb1970

    Here we have a failure for a parent to care for their child while we have a couple of creep monopolizing this fact.. instead of calling DHS like the babysitters should have when a parent leaves a child for long periods of time.. they beat the child to death. A baby they beat a baby to death… OMG I knew i quit visiting this site for a reason.. stories like this just make my blood boil

  • Heather_Habilatory

    Um. She found them on CRAIGSLIST?

  • GGMon

    I just came from from wikipedia, reading about child abuse for the last 3 hours. Now I feel like murdering someone, specifically these two assholes and the shit for brains mother. It’s no wonder I’m taking therapy….

  • Jessica Stewart

    It’s a sh*tty solution to a horrific problem, but every time I see crap like this, it reinforces my belief that you should have to get licensed to have children.

  • JohnQknowitall

    They advertised on craigslist, but did she find them there?

  • Jenn

    I know this may sound shocking to most of you, but a lot of daycare providers in my area advertise on Craigslist. And they are licensed and reputable. Now there are some people who offer “babysitting” like these people who are not licensed and have no business operating as a daycare since it is illegal to do so. I am wondering if these two goons were actually licensed? There needs to be something done about unlicensed people posting on CL under the childcare about their ‘daycare’, usually at a discounted price, because MANY people do find daycare’s on craigslist…you’d be surprised.

  • BrizeeGyrl

    Heaven has just “Halo’d another precious angel, gone too soon.
    I love this site BUT ,I hate that we’re reading so many stories about child abuse/endangerment/neglect and or child murder. These are babies and the ones responsible for them are leaving them by the wasteside. There are too many caring people around who cannot have children of their own. They would’ve loved to have a beautiful child to raise and take very good care of. Where were this little ones Father, grandparents, aunts or uncles. COMPLETE, UTTERLY MASSIVE FAIL !!!

  • Where the fuck is the mother and why isnt she being charged as well?

  • Rachel Ann

    What well meaning parent leaves their child with someone thats not family or close family friends for WEEKS at a time. This just smells like a disaster waiting to fucking happen.

  • Somebody who does not want to be a parent anymore! I was about to ask that very same question. If you know that you can’t or are not willing to take care of a child, remain childfree. There is nothing wrong with you if you don’t have children, contrary to popular belief. If in doubt, don’t get pregnant or get anyone pregnant.

  • wastintime

    It seems to me no one loved this little baby. Or even cared about her. What a sad short live this poor baby had.

  • Lisa

    This reminds me of a site that I thought I learned about from DreaminDemon. It was something about “There is a special place in Hell for…” It was filled with stories about people like these two.
    I cant seem to find it now? I cant remember what it was called? Anybody know which one I’m talking about? Does it sound familiar?

  • GGMon

    So theres an update and it turns out the father of the little girl drove 15 hours to claim her body while her piece of shit mom was not there. I’m not surprised but I hope shit for brains get charged for being a selfish cunt

  • Kashia Gullett

    Yes, It’s People You’ll See In Hell!

  • Wow! Thank you! It’s been driving crazy! I’m gonna check it out now! Thx again!

  • Lisa

    I checked Kashia, it was “People you’ll see in Hell”. But, thank you. It was your suggestion that helped me find it! So thanks again! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  • Evan Oswald

    jesus christ that’s fucked up

  • Evan Oswald

    If i was a praying man – i’d pray every night this POS gets stuck in Neely Dinkins wheelwell for eternity

  • It’s called a DAY care. Not “drop your kid off, go do drugs for a month and come back care.” The mother is just as guilty. You don’t leave your child with anyone without checking up on them. I have a 3 year old daughter and I don’t care what was going on, I would never leave my daughter with someone who advertised on Craigslist. She obviously didn’t care. Unless she was in the hospital, jail, or tied up somewhere and couldn’t get to her baby, she is responsible for leaving her child with these losers, and the chain of events leading up to her daughter’s death started with her mom making a choice to leave her child and never come back.

  • JohnQknowitall

    She was an unreliable drug-tard and the daycare owners (if you want to call it daycare) should have called the police as rational and responsible people are want to do.

  • Even if the mother found the day care on Craigslist that doesn’t matter. It was day care not foster care. The blame lies both with the unfit mother, the dead beat father and the killer pair this couple that pretended to provide day care. What mother leaves her child for weeks a time? What caring father even one with PTSD uses that as an excuse to not care for his toddler? Another article stated the father Stephen ex Marine regrets not caring for his child if only he had known Ashley was leaving the toddler for weeks at a time at the killer’s house. Well if you VISITING your three year old then you may KNOW she’s not at home. Apparently Ashley is a stripper so I’m guessing pole dancing & addicted to drugs rules her life. One “friend” of Ashley’s named Frank after getting one overdue day care bill of $1,200 told the day care couple to call CPS to report child abandonment. Now Ashley’s family including the grandmother comes out of the woodwork to say they would’ve could’ve should’ve cared for their grandchild. Well it’s too late now. Savannah a beautiful three year old was doomed from the very start never had a chance to really live. I pray justice is found behind bars for Ryan especially by one of his fellow inmates. Upgrade of charges of first degree murder should be the next step for this evil couple. Ashley’s mother with primary custody should be charged with child neglect with no charges for lit’l Savannah’s father not dad with PSTD.

  • Ashley pole dancer addicted to drugs working at a strip club didn’t PAY the evil couple found on Killerslist to watch her precious three year old 24/7 at some point it was a $1,200 overdue bill her friend Frank said as he asked them to call CPS. Too bad maybe lit’l Savannah would’ve stood a chance at life if the state had taken custody of her. Even her father an ex Marine with PTSD & so called grandmother didn’t see Ashley for months on end suddenly now that’s she dead they have regrets. This is a FIRST most strippers not only pay their day care bill they also take the child home after their shift ends.

  • SraChina
    Please sign this petition. THE ANIMALS WERE LET GO due to ME not having enough resources!! this baby needs justice

  • Whisper Wing

    he has been rearrested because of new info on autopsy

    Gruesome details of daycare emerge in 2-year-old’s autopsy report
    woman is pleading for justice after an autopsy report sheds new light
    on the abuse her two-year-old granddaughter endured. Savannah Cross died
    more than a year ago, but her alleged killer was able to walk away due
    to a delay in the autopsy report. Now the report is complete and the
    suspect is back behind bars.
    a couple of weeks shy of her third birthday, Savannah Cross passed away
    while in the care of 27-year-old Ryan Reed and his wife, 28-year-old
    Allison Clement. Reed was re-arrested on child molestation charges at
    the end of November.
    and Clement were arrested last December, after Savannah Cross died on
    their watch. Savannah Cross’ mother would leave her with them for
    extended periods of time. The charges were dropped because of a legal
    deadline, but now that the autopsy report is complete, Reed was
    “That night after they told me he had been rearrested, I slept very well,” Cathy Cross said.

    The report said Savannah Cross had injuries all over her body. The details are too graphic to mention.
    understand the public’s frustration and we understand that we have an
    ethical and scientific obligation to get to the truth,” Gerchik said.

    Clement has not been rearrested and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said they don’t comment on potential charges.

    Reed is scheduled to appear before a judge Monday.

  • patrickdh10

    I don’t disagree that the police should err on the side of caution when making accusations but get real. Occasionally paying a visit,what??? Or visiting to pay her bill, good grief, if this was her idea of love and devotion that’s down right sickening. These are the most important developmental times of a babies life. I don’t care if it was a job that kept her away or partying, the result was the same.Then, not to mention her last visit was over 3 weeks during which this helpless child was being tortured. I can’t believe she didn’t know the baby had bruises either, especially with the statement “she was covered on both side with bruises in different stages of healing” As far as I’m concerned this so called ‘mother’ is just as guilty. Her job was to raise,protect,that’s right, PROTECT, and nurture this baby girl 24/7. So your defense of this woman is ludicrous. Life in prison for the two monsters and 20 years for ‘mother’. I don’t think that’s too long.

  • lili

    You accept to date people you won’t let your dog? Weird.