ATLANTA, G.A. (WNCT) – Atlanta detectives were in Greenville Wednesday to continue investigating Pitt County native Alexus Washington who is charged with murdering her two-year-old daughter in the city.
One of the detectives told WNCT they were following up with family members in Greenville just days after the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office announced Washington’s daughter, Ty’mia Simpson’s died as a result of homicide.
Atlanta Police said officers found Washington in late July holding her unresponsive daughter, Ty’mia Simpson. She later died at a hospital.
Washington is currently in Fulton County jail in Georgia. She was denied bond on the murder charge and received a $30,000 bond for reckless conduct, and second-degree cruelty to children charges.
Family members tell WNCT that the preliminary autopsy showed the 2-year-old had ligature marks around her neck and water in her lungs.
The final report has yet to be released due to a pending a toxicology report.
Pitt County DSS Director Jan Elliot confirmed her agency was involved with the mom and child. Elliot couldn’t comment on the case any further because it’s a death investigation in the state of Georgia.
A funeral was held for Simpson at Phillipi Church of Christ in Greenville.
Washington will make her next court appearance on August 6th at the Fulton County Courthouse.