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Police file murder charge in death of 19-month-old

An Old Lycoming Township man is facing a murder charge in connection with the 2018 death of a 19-month-old boy.

Jason Micah Forsyth, 22, was arrested Tuesday on charges of murder, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children and other related charges, according to a news release from Old Lycoming Township police.

Old Lycoming Township Police, along with fire and EMS personnel responded to a call on Misner Road on the morning of Dec. 21, 2018, for an unresponsive child.

Upon investigation of the child’s death it was learned the child suffered both acute and chronic injuries, consistent with child abuse, the news release from Old Lycoming Township police said. Investigators found that the child was in the care of Forsyth when the injuries occurred.

Forsyth was arraigned in front of District Judge William Solomon.