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Autopsy Indicates 5-month-old New Alexandria Baby Died of Blunt Force Trauma; Now a Homicide Case

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio - An autopsy report shows the death of a 5-month-old baby boy who was found dead at a home in New Alexandria was caused by blunt force trauma to the head.

Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said the autopsy indicates a homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head. Abdalla went on to say he believes the trauma happened more than once from Friday through Sunday.

The coroner's office will continue to do more work on the autopsy report.

Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin said they will continue with the investigation and that child endangerment charges will be filed against the child's mother, Sara Ann Latham as soon as possible. Hanlin said they will wait until more information comes from the coroner's office before more charges are filed.

The father of the child and Latham's boyfriend have been ruled out as suspects.

According to authorities, on Feb. 2 Latham's boyfriend took the baby to his house to stay overnight, which he had done so in the past. When Latham called about 10 p.m. to check in, the baby was sleeping normally. However, about 2 a.m. the boyfriend called Latham to tell her something was wrong and found the baby unresponsive.

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Latham was immediately taken into custody pending charges of child endangerment.

Abdalla said Latham has a history with Children Services.

Hanlin went on to say the full autopsy report should be completed in time for the March grand jury.



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