Man wanted in 2011 death of 11-month-old son extradited

Christopher Dornblaser

A man charged with the 2011 homicide of his 11-month-old son was was extradited from the Dominican Republic on Saturday, according to a release from the U.S. Marshals.

Yohan Ramirez-Herrera, 31, was charged by the York City Police in October 2011 with criminal homicide after his 11-month-old son died from injuries consistent with being beaten and strangled, the release states.

Ramirez-Herrera's son, Yohandi, was taken to York Hospital on Oct. 1, 2011, and was then transferred to Hershey Medical Center, where he died of unspecified injuries on Oct. 4, 2011.

Travel records showed that Ramirez-Herrera fled the U.S. to his native Dominican Republic the day his son died, according to the release. Once York City Police learned this, they asked the U.S. Marshals Service to assist.

Detectives pursued leads for more than three years when they discovered Ramirez-Herrera had been spotted in the Dominican town of El Seibo, according to the release. On March 6, 2015, Dominican Republic authorities arrested him in El Seibo, in accordance to an extradition request from the United States, the release states.

On Saturday, Ramirez-Herrera was extradited to the United States.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at