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GBI makes arrest in death of 2-year-old found in bathtub

BLAKELY, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has made an arrest after a toddler was found dead.

According to the GBI, on December 21, 2017, the Early County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Weaver Drive in Blakely, Georgia in reference to an unresponsive two-year-old found in a bathtub. The child was taken to Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy was conducted at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon where the child was found to have died from asphyxiation due to drowning and blunt force trauma. 

On Wednesday April 25, 2018, 30-year-old Charles McGhee was arrested for murder and cruelty to children in the first degree. McGhee was with the child at the time of the incident and had called 911. McGhee is presently in the Early County Jail.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Early County Sheriff’s Office at (229)-723-3577 or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at (229)-777-2080.

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