HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Harrisburg father has been charged with murder after the death of his daughter.

According to Harrisburg Police, Gregory Woods was charged after an investigation involving the assault and murder of his 5-year-old daughter.

The victim was transported to a local hospital on Sept. 27 and declared deceased.

According to a criminal complaint, Woods told police that his daughter was found unresponsive after he heard a thud. Wood’s mother then took the girl to the hospital while Woods says he went to a job interview. She also said Woods called her saying the girl was “acting out.”

Investigators say the girl suffered numerous injuries, including lacerations and bruises all over her body. An investigation by a forensic pathologist discovered brain injuries and signs of manual strangulation on her throat. There was also bruising reported around multiple organs, including her heart, liver, kidney, and pancreas.

Injuries to the child’s genitals were also reported by the forensic pathologist and a sexual assault kit was completed.

According to the criminal complaint, the forensic pathologist Dr. Wayne Ross said “these repeated aggressive assaults were malicious and in total disregard for human life.”

According to Harrisburg Police, Woods has been charged with murder, strangulation, aggravated assault, aggravated assault of a victim less than 13, and endangering the welfare of a child. Woods is being held without bail.

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District Attorney Fran Chardo announced that the case will be prosecuted by Senior Deputy District Attorney Katie Adam.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Harrisburg Police, at 717-558-6900.