Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

Press Release

Update: Toddler Drowns in Northwest Pool

Sent on 6/24/2015 11:49:39 AM

During the course of the investigation, detectives learned the gate to the pool, which had a functioning lock, was propped open and the doggy door leading to the backyard/pool area was unsecure. At the time of the incident, the victim’s father, identified as 23-year-old Sean Hughes, was responsible for her care as her mother, identified as 25-year-old Heather Rivas, was taking a nap. A search warrant was served and detectives found drug paraphernalia indicative of possible drug use. Sean Hughes was transported to the Pima County Adult Detention Complex and booked on the following charges: • 2nd Degree Murder • Child Abuse Heather Rivas was transported to the Pima County Adult Detention Center and booked on one count of Child Abuse.


6600 block of North Harran Drive, Tucson, AZ, United States

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