Sheriff’s Office Investigating Two Different Infant Cases

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MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio-The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two separate cases involving infants.

The first case involves a three month old child who died on Saturday, September 12th. The incident is being investigated as a possible homicide. 

“This past Saturday, September 12th, at around nine o’clock in the morning, we received a call from 34 and a half Maysville Pike, lot four, in south Zanesville, in reference to a three month old baby not breathing. Through the investigation the baby was pronounced deceased at the scene.” 

Sheriff Lutz said his office is awaiting the results of an autopsy.

The second case involves the alleged assault of an infant at an apartment on Austin Lane in Nashport. Sheriff Lutz said Christian Harmon, who is believed to be the baby’s father, has been charged in connection with the incident.

“On Wednesday, September 9th, our office got notified and received a complaint. We started an investigation of a felonious assault of an infant baby as well. This victim was only about seven weeks old, and ended up being transported to the hospital, and is still in the hospital in critical condition.”

Harmon is facing charges of felonious assault and child endangering. He is being held in the Muskingum County jail

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