William Cunningham found dead in Cincinnati Saturday.
** Update 5-26-12, 6:00pm ** Cincinnati police have charged 26-year-old Marquita Burch with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence in connection with the death of William Cunningham.
Covington detectives had questioned Burch on May 25 after she reported the boy missing from the City Heights Public Housing Complex while she was babysitting him. Burch eventually admitted to lying, telling investigators Cunningham had actually died in an apartment on Sheehan Avenue in Hartwell. At that point, Cincinnati police took over the investigation and Burch took them to an apartment on Winton Road where she had moved the body.
The body was taken to the Hamilton County Coroner and an autopsy will be performed.
** Update 5-26-12, 9:00am **
Police are expected to release more information about a missing Covington toddler found dead Saturday in Cincinnati.
One-year-old William Cunningham went missing late Friday at an apartment complex on Welsh Drive. Police thought the child was safe with a family member.
On Friday, the child's aunt told officers she was watching the child and went to get something. When she returned, the toddler was gone.
( Covington ) Police are asking for help from the public to find a missing 1-year-old child, last seen near an apartment complex on Welsh Drive at about 6:30pm on Friday. Police say William Cunningham, a black male, was wearing blue jean shorts and a black and tan striped shirt. Investigators say the child is likely with a family member, but they can't be sure. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (513) 352-3040.