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A 24-year-old Racine man was arrested and he now faces a homicide charge following an infant’s death. The three-month-old baby boy was initially found not breathing on Friday in a residence in the 2000 block of Summit Avenue.

Jeremy M. Marquez, the father of the boy, faces charges of first-degree reckless homicide, possession of marijuana-repeat drug offender, and bail jumping. No formal charges have been filed by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office at the time of this story being published.

However, Sgt. Adam Malacara told the Racine County Eye that the charges have been submitted to the DA’s office.

According to a press release by the Racine Police Department, the boy was taken to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee after the baby was found not breathing.

“During the investigation, it was discovered that the infant had injuries that could be cause for the infant to stop breathing.  The incident was then determined to be a homicide,” the press release reads. “The father of the infant, Jeremy Marquez, was developed as a suspect during the investigation.”

Marquez, who was taken into custody and arrested, is being held on a $10,000 bail.

Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime.  Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, or text 274637 (CRIMES).  Text message should begin with RACS.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.