Man arrested after 4-year-old girl's death in Yolo County

A man has been arrested after a homicide near the city of Winters, said the Yolo County Sheriff's Office.

The incident happened on Nov. 19 at approximately 5 p.m. when deputies responded to a report of possible drowning near Putah Creek. The area is around Owings Court and Shams Way.

A 4-year-old girl was found unresponsive and when medical emergency services arrived they transported her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead, despite lifesaving measures.

After an investigation, detectives arrested the child's father 26-year-old Markeese Carter. He has been booked into the Yolo County Jail and faces charges of murder, sexual assault, child endangerment and assaulting a peace officer.

Cause of death is still pending and the identity of the victims has not been released yet.

If you have any information on this incident, law enforcement wants you to contract Detective Sergeant Kurt Zeiler at (530)-668-5280.

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