A Cadillac man has been charged with open murder in the 2013 death of 19-month-old Kalla Fisher of Grayling.
According to the Cadillac Police Department, David Ferris II turned himself in after learning that a warrant had been issued in his name.
Authorities were called to a home on Wheeler Street in Cadillac on Feb. 16, 2013 on the call of a unresponsive child. She was taken to Mercy Hospital Cadillac where she was pronounced dead.
As a part of an investigation into the cause of death, an autopsy conducted at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing concluded the child died as a result of murder.
At the time of the crime, Ferris was the boyfriend of the child's mother, Jesse Fisher, of Grayling. The two were married less than two weeks after the child died.
Cadillac Police report the child died after spending her third night in Cadillac at Ferris' home.
"We were careful not to rush into this investigation," said Detective Lt. Todd Golnick. "We considered all of the medical evidence presented, as well as any other evidence and witness statements before requesting to charge anyone in this matter."
Cadillac Police report Ferris' three children from a previous marriage were present in the home the night the child died but were not injured.
Ferris was formally charged Thursday in Wexford County District Court. Bond was denied.