Man arrested on murder charge in death of 2-year-old girl in Cincinnati

Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @ 11:26 PM

Thomas Smith III
CINCINNATI POLICE DEPARTMENT
Thomas Smith III(CINCINNATI POLICE DEPARTMENT)

A 29-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night in the death of a 2-year-old girl last week in the city.

The Cincinnati Police Department around 10 p.m. arrested Thomas Smith III, who is facing a murder charge in the death of Rosalie Pantoja, according to a release from the police department.

Police officers were called around 4:45 p.m. July 12 to the report of an unconscious infant in the 100 block of Kessler Avenue. The child, identified as Rosalie Pantoja, was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries.

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The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call the homicide unit at 513-352-3542.