Staff Writer

A man was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury Tuesday for murder in the July 2018 death of a 17-month-old baby.

Johnathon C. Suber, 30, is charged in Hancock County Common Pleas Court with endangering children, a second-degree felony, and murder, an unclassified felony, in the death of Osiris Anthony Scott Walters.

The indictment lists a Fostoria address for Suber, but authorities are looking for him and have reason to believe he’s no longer in the area, said Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Findlay Police Department.

The baby died from “abusive head trauma,” Riegle said.

He declined to specify whether that meant the baby was shaken, but the family held a memorial and shaken baby awareness benefit in September 2018.

Suber was dating the infant’s mother, who was at work when he allegedly abused the baby at their Findlay residence on June 19, 2018, Riegle said. Suber is not the child’s father.

The baby died at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus on July 4, 2018, when he was about 17 months old.

The murder charge does not mean the death was premeditated. If a person is endangering a child, and the child dies because of that, the charge is murder, Riegle said. Suber’s intent was reckless, Riegle said.

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