Charges filed in death of two-year-old girl

FLINT TWP. — After a monthslong investigation, a 19-year-old Flint Township man has been charged in the death of his two-year-old daughter last September.

A medical examiner ruled that the death of Zen’Daya Johnson was a homicide. The Genesee Prosecutor’s Offices has charged Jaquan Tremaine Johnson with felony murder and 1st degree child abuse in the September 26 death of the little girl, according to a press statement.

Police were called to a home in the 3000 block of Linden Lane Apartments at about 2:40 p.m. on Sept. 26, according to an initial report from Police Chief George Sippert.

Officers found the child not breathing and tried to revive her with CPR. The officer also noticed serious injuries on the child, Chief Sippert reported. She was transported to Hurley Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy was conducted and the preliminary findings by the medical examiner indicated she died from blunt force trauma.

“Somebody in the home killed this young child,” Chief Sippert said at that time. Police worked with working protective services and others in the ongoing investigation.

The next court date for Jaquan Johnson is scheduled for March 29 for a probable cause conference.

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