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Man charged with 2014 murder of four-year-old daughter

Last Updated Dec 9, 2015 at 5:17 pm MDT

He was the prime suspect for a year and now he’s facing a second-degree murder charge in connection to the death of his four-year-old daughter.

39-year-old Oluwatosin Oluwafemi is accused of killing his daughter Olive Rebekah Oluwafemi, who was found in medical distress at the family’s Erin Woods home on Dec. 14, 2014.

She died in hospital a short time later.

Police were originally told she was hurt by falling down the stairs, but investigators deemed the death a homicide in January.

Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm with the CPS Homicide Unit said both the father and mother have been uncooperative and actually moved to Ontario a few weeks after the death.

“Mr. Oluwafemi was definitely our suspect from the beginning,” he said, but doesn’t expect any further charges coming. “We can’t speculate at this time her (the mother) role in this.”

Oluwafemi was actually picked up in Ontario on Tuesday and was charged Wednesday and Chisholm explained why it took this long to lay a charge.

“With any child death or infant death, the medical evidence takes some time to come back and that was the case in this file,” he said.

Olive’s injuries were the result of blunt force trauma and Chisholm said investigators discovered she suffered injuries several weeks before the attack.

No one else lived in the home besides her and her parents and Chisholm wouldn’t say where the mother is now.

He added despite the wait, there’s pride in seeing the investigation result in a charge.

“We have a very vulnerable victim in this case, we have a four-year-old who nobody is apparently speaking for so it’s very satisfying when you can bring an investigation with this type of impact to a successful conclusion,” he said.

It’s not clear exactly how long the family was living in Calgary, but Chisholm said they were in the city for at least two years.

Oluwafemi will appear in court Thursday.