White Pine County Sheriff’s Office || Blotter Report, August 26th ’19August 27, 2019
White Pine County Sheriff’s Office || Blotter Report, August 27th ’19August 28, 2019
WPC Sheriff's Office Press Release:
On January 9, 2019 the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a three year old child that had been brought into the Emergency Room at the William Bee Rire Hospital that was unresponsive. The child was identified as Alyanha Bliss of Ely.
Alyanha Bliss was flown to the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City Utah. The Sheriff’s Office was later informed that the child had died The Sheriff’s Office along with Ely Tribal Police contacted the F.B.I. due to the suspicious circumstances that surrounded the child’s death. It was determined that the child had sustained injuries related to her death that had occurred on the Ely Shoshone Indian Reservation, Indian Country of the United States, making the F.B.I. responsible for the investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office worked in conjunction with the F.B.I. providing them assistance with the investigation. During the investigation the Sheriff’s Office determined that several crimes had been committed by the mother of the child that had taken place off the reservation. The mother of the child was identified as Maria G. Bliss of Ely. On January 11, 2019 Maria G. Bliss was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office for child neglect and obstructing a police officer.
The investigation into the death of Alyanha Bliss continued and evidence obtained led to an arrest warrant for Colon H .Jackson age 28 of Ely. Jackson was identified as the boyfriend of Maria G. Bliss and they resided together on the Ely Shoshone Indian Reservation.
An arrest warrant was issued on August 22, 2019 out of the United States District Court for, Count one Murder in the First Degree. On August 23, 2019 the Sheriff’s Office assisted the F.B.I. on serving this warrant and Colon H. Jackson was taken into custody.
The investigation into this case continues and the Sheriff’s Office will continue to work closely with the F.B.I. and the United States Attorney’s Office, providing them assistance in this investigation.