A team of divers launched a search effort in the Ohio River for a missing toddler after his mother was found dead with stab wounds over the weekend, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported in an update, citing police.
The Cincinnati Police Department identified the boy in a missing person flyer as 3-year-old Nylo Lattimore. He was last seen near his home on Melrose Avenue in Walnut Hills on Dec. 4.
“Whereabouts of this child are unknown, circumstances regarding disappearance are unknown,” the department said on Twitter.
— Cincinnati Police Department (@CincyPD) December 12, 2020
The mother of the boy, 29-year-old Nyteisha Lattimore, was found dead on Pete Rose Way on Saturday after police responded to a call at approximately 3:15 a.m. about a deceased person, according to a separate police news release.
Lattimore’s boyfriend, 20-year-old Desean Brown, was arrested the same day and has been charged with murder, the Inquirer reported, citing court documents.
Brown allegedly stabbed Lattimore multiple times at an apartment in Walnut Hills, the court documents state, adding that Nylo was also missing from the same apartment building.
— Cincinnati Police Department (@CincyPD) December 13, 2020
Police said Lattimore’s relatives went to Yeatman’s Cove and identified a stroller that appears to belong to Lattimore. And a woman who appears to be a relative of Lattimore said on Facebook that a stroller that looks similar to the one Lattimore owned was found in Yeatman’s Cove on East Pete Rose Way.
“It’s not looking good they found a stroller that looks familiar,” Deedee Hughes wrote in the caption.
It is currently unclear if Brown, or anyone, is related to the disappearance of the boy, police said. The motive for Lattimore’s death is also unclear at the time as detectives continue their investigation.
The boy was described in a missing person flyer as a 3-year-old boy with black hair and brown eyes with his height and weight unknown.
Authorities added that anyone with information on Nylo’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the department at 513-352-6948 or 513-352-6934.