Police: Man arrested for death of 6-month-old child

Alex Lewis Marsh
Alex Lewis Marsh(Midland County Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 3:56 PM EDT
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MIDLAND, Mich. (WNEM) - The Midland Police Department have arrested a 20-year-old Midland man after they found his six-month-old child dead.

On Wednesday at about 6:49 a.m., officers were sent to a home on Abbot Road for a report of a six-month-child that was not breathing.

The child was dead when officers arrived, according to police.

After an investigation, detectives believe the father Alex Marsh killed his daughter, Scarlett Marsh, by asphyxiation the night before, according to the Midland County Prosecutor’s Office.

He was charged with open murder and arraigned Friday.

Marsh faces life in prison if convicted. He is being held without bond and due back in court May 31 for a probable cause conference.

When the Scarlett Marsh was found dead, there was some bloody discharge in her crib and around the body, according to the prosecutor’s office.