EDGECOMB, Maine (TCD) — State Police took a 29-year-old man into custody for allegedly killing his girlfriend’s young daughter on Christmas.
On Friday, Oct. 6, Maine State Police arrested Tyler Witham-Jordan on a murder charge in connection with the death of 3-year-old Makinzlee Handrahan. According to State Police, on Dec. 25, 2022, at approximately 7:37 a.m., Lincoln County officials received a call regarding an unresponsive child. The little girl died, and the medical examiner declared her death a homicide.
Maine State Police said they were withholding the cause of death.
Witham-Jordan was in a relationship with Makinzlee’s mother when she was killed.
WGME-TV reports Makinzlee’s mother got a protective order against Witham-Jordan for her and her sons two days after her daughter’s death. She reportedly called Witham-Jordan “verbally, mentally, and physically abusive,” adding, “Tyler has held me down to not let me up after screaming at me and trying to bite me.”
Then, the sons’ father got a protective order against Makinzlee’s mother.
The mother reportedly ended the protective order in January.
Maine State Police said Witham-Jordan is due in court this week.