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Toledo records 61st homicide of 2020, surpassing mark set in 1980

Toledo Police have taped off an area in the 900 block of Byrneport Dr. on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Toledo Police have taped off an area in the 900 block of Byrneport Dr. on Tuesday, Nov. 3.(WTVG)
Published: Dec. 31, 2020 at 2:41 PM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A two-year-old child critically injured earlier this December has passed away, becoming the 61st homicide victim in Toledo, surpassing a grim milestone dating back to 1980.

The homicide number sets a new mark for Toledo, eclipsing the 60 homicides recorded in 1980.

Of the 61 homicides seen this year, 39 have been solved. There were 38 homicides in Toledo in 2019.

The unnamed girl was taken to the hospital on the night of December 6, with a fractured skull and detached retinas.

Her mother’s boyfriend, Isaiah Sierra, was originally arrested and charged with child endangerment. Police said Thursday those charges have been upgraded to murder.

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