BUCKSPORT – A Bucksport woman has been charged with murder in connection to the death of 2-year-old Kloe Hawksley.
Authorities at the Hancock County Jail confirmed that Savannah Smith, 21, of Bucksport had been arrested Thursday.
State Police said Smith was arrested at the Spring Fountain Motel in Bucksport just after 6:00 p.m.
Police said Hawksley was killed in her Central Street home in October 2017.
A State Police spokesman said Smith had been in a relationship with Tyler Hawksley, the girl’s father.
Family members have said Smith was helping care for the toddler when the death occurred.
Authorities have yet to release the cause of the child’s death.
Police had previously said that there was no reason for anyone in Bucksport to fear the girl’s murderer might strike again.
Authorities said Smith will likely be in court Friday or Monday.
The incident remains under investigation.