Mother’s boyfriend arrested on murder charge in death of Maine 3-year-old

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Makinzlee Handrahan died on Christmas Day last year in Edgecomb.

A man has been arrested and charged with murdering a 3-year-old girl in Maine on Christmas Day last year. 

Tyler Witham-Jordan, 29, of Edgecomb, was arrested Friday morning and charged in connection with the death of Makinzlee Handrahan in Edgecomb, according to police. Witham-Jordan was dating the 3-year-old’s mother at the time of the child’s death, police said.

According to police, a 911 call was made on Dec. 25, 2022, around 7:37 a.m. reporting that the toddler was not breathing. An autopsy by the chief medical examiner ruled the child’s death a homicide, but authorities are withholding the cause of her death. 

Police said Witham-Jordan was taken to Wiscasset’s Two Bridges Jail and is expected to appear in court next week on the murder charge.