Ohio police: Father charged in 3-year-old daughter’s death


CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A father and his girlfriend have been charged in connection to the death of the man’s 3-year-old daughter in northeast Ohio.

Authorities say 22-year-old Mathew Miku of Canton has been charged with murder and child endangering in the death of his daughter Hailey Miku. The girl was found dead Friday in Canton after paramedics answered a 911 call. The father’s girlfriend, 21-year-old Jessica Bender, also faces a child endangering charge.

No attorneys were listed in court records for them. Miku is being held on a $1 million bond, while Bender’s bond was set at $250,000.

Canton police Capt. Jack Angelo has said Hailey suffered traumatic injuries to her body. The cause of her death remains under investigation.

A 5-year-old living in the house was turned over to children’s protective services.