Troy man charged with murder in death of 3-year-old girl

Monday, June 8, 2009
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— Police arrested a local man on a murder charge for his alleged role in the death of a 3-year-old on Saturday.

John Andrew Tinkler, 27, of 314 4th St. was charged with second-degree murder and endangering the welfare of a child.

Troy medics responded to Tinkler’s residence just before 5 p.m. Saturday for a report of 3-year-old Zoe Sandercox not breathing. She was brought to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Tinkler is the boyfriend of the victim’s mother. All three lived at 314 4th St.

An autopsy was performed on the child on Sunday. Police are not releasing the cause of death and are collecting evidence at the scene.

Tinkler is scheduled to be arraigned today.

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