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Murder Suspect Back In Washington Co.

By: WTAP News Email
By: WTAP News Email

Updated Wednesday 8:22 p.m.

A man accused of killing a baby he fathered more than a year and a half ago is now in custody in Washington County.

Early Wednesday morning Major Crimes Task Force agents picked up Landon Evans in Lake County, Florida and brought him back here to face a murder charge.

In Florida nearly two months ago, Evans was charged with one count of murder.

Police said Evans had a sexual relationship with an underage female that resulted in the birth of a baby girl at a Marietta hotel in June of 2008.

Detectives said the baby girl was killed, burned and her remains disposed of somewhere in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said Evans is a flight risk so he is being held in isolation and is also on a suicide watch.

Evans could face the death penalty but Washington County Prosecutor Jim Schneider said he could not comment as to whether or not Evans will.

Evans is scheduled to have a video arraignment in Marietta Municipal Court Thursday.

The girl is facing charges in juvenile court which means at this point her charges are not being released.

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The Florida man wanted in connection with a Marietta murder that happened more than a year and a half ago has been returned to Washington County.

Around 5:30pm Wednesday evening, the Washington County Sheriff's Department booked Landon Evans into the jail.

Deputies picked Evans up Wednesday morning, after he was extradited.

Authorities believe Evans is responsible for a murder that happened in June, 2008.

An investigation led the arrest of Evans in Florida.

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