A man accused of murdering a 5-year-old girl he paid to have sex with is now a suspect in the death of his newborn daughter in 2005, according to a report.
Jeremy Williams, 37, reportedly strangled Kamarie Holland in Alabama last month after paying the girl’s mother, Kristy Siple, to sexually abuse the girl.
His capital murder arrest for Karmarie’s death prompted cops in Alaska to reopen the cold case of Williams’ daughter Naudia Treniece, who died aged one month from blunt trauma, reported WRBL-TV.
Steve Dutra, police chief for the Alaskan North Pole town, confirmed the case was reopened at the station on Thursday. Williams had previously lived at the North Pole with Naudia’s mother, who was stationed there with the Air Force, according to the report.
But no charges have ever been laid against Williams after investigations by North Pole Police and the Air Force, WRBL said.
After Williams’ arrest in the Kamarie case, Alabama authorities noted at a press conference that Williams had been a suspect in Alaska but had never been charged due to a lack of evidence. There were no immediate details on the circumstances of Naudia’s death.
Kamarie was reported missing from her mother’s home in Columbus, Ga. On December 13. The child was found dead later that day in Phenix City, Alabama, in a house where Williams once lived.
Williams was slapped with a charge of capital murder and Siple was charged with murder and human trafficking. The mom had reported her child missing, then appeared in a tearful interview with WTVM-TV denying any involvement and claiming she “lived for” Kamarie.
Kamarie’s father had custody of it and the girl was visiting Siple when she disappeared, according to reports. The girl was strangled with a ligature, authorities said, according to AL.com.
Williams has previously been charged with child abuse twice, but was acquitted once when the resolution of his second case was not known, AL.com said.