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Christmas memorial for murdered mother, missing child set up near Purple People Bridge

Nylo and Nyteisha Lattimore memorial.jpg
Lattimore Memorial.jpg
Posted at 6:54 PM, Dec 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-25 18:58:46-05

CINCINNATI — A memorial for a missing child and a murdered mother was set up on Friday near the place where a key piece of evidence in the case was located.

Lit candles, a small Christmas tree, and a stuffed bear were arranged alongside a picture of Nylo and Nyteisha Lattimore near the Purple People Bridge on Christmas Day.

Twenty-nine-year-old Nyteisha Lattimore was found stabbed to death along Pete Rose Way in the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 13. Her boyfriend, 20-year-old Desean Brown, is currently being held at the Hamilton County Detention Center, charged with murder in the woman's death.

Authorities have been searching for 3-year-old Nylo Lattimore, who was last seen on Dec. 4. According to police, a stroller belonging to Lattimore was found near the bridge and later identified by her family, but no other sign of Nylo's presence had been discovered. Police suspect foul play in the boy’s disappearance.

A team of divers with the Hamilton County Police Association Underwater Search and Recovery Unit searched the Ohio River near Yeatman's Cove but, so far, have found no evidence related to the case.

Cincinnati's Homicide Unit is investigating Lattimore's death. Anyone with information is asked to call 513-765-1212.