CINCINNATI — Twenty-nine-year-old Nyteisha Lattimore loved her son. One of her last posts on Facebook was about 3-year-old Nylo and her hopes that a successful job interview would help brighten their family's holiday season.
"I want my son to have a good Christmas," she wrote. "It’s about the Kids and I want my son to be happy for Christmas."
Lattimore was discovered dead near the Purple People Bridge on E. Pete Rose Way early Saturday morning, having been stabbed to death with "an unknown edged weapon," according to Hamilton County court documents. Police arrested 20-year-old Desean Brown before the end of the night and charged him with murder in connection to her death.
Lattimore was Brown's girlfriend, the affidavit alleges. Police said they believe Brown murdered Nyteisha at a home on Melrose Avenue.
Nylo remained missing Sunday afternoon. 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.
A team of divers with the Hamilton County Police Association Underwater Search and Recovery Unit searched the Ohio River near Yeatman's Cove late in the afternoon, but left early in the evening as it got dark.
Crews resumed searching the vicinity of Yeatman's Cove Monday.
"It's been the only thing on my mind since I found out. My wife and I both lost a couple nights of sleep since we found out," neighbor Chad Hagler told WCPO Monday.
Hagler lives in the same building as the 3-year-old.
Another neighbor, Tamara Paddock, said Brown had been asked multiple times to leave the apartment complex where the Lattimores lived.
"He was not supposed to be here. He was kicked off of the property several times," Paddock said.
Cincinnati's Homicide Unit is investigating Lattimore's death. Anyone with information is asked to call 513-765-1212.