On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Officers responded to a local hospital on the report of an unresponsive 2-year-old.
Detectives learned the child lived in the 2200 block of E. 12th Street with the child’s 23-year-old mother, Mythia Latka. A search warrant related to this investigation was executed at Latka’s residence. At approximately 10:00 p.m. on the same day, detectives were notified that the child had passed away at the hospital from the injuries.
After further investigation and evidence collection, Ms. Latka was arrested for Child Abuse causing Death and was booked into the Pueblo County Detention Center.
This is the first homicide investigation for the Pueblo Police Department in 2023.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, you are encouraged to contact the Pueblo Police Department Communication Center at (719) 553-2502, or Detective Monica Lemmon at (719) 553-3350. If you would like to remain anonymous, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at (719) 542-STOP (719-542-7867) or www.pueblocrimestoppers.com. If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.