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Baby dead after stabbed, placed in oven and baked; 1 in custody

(MGN)

SHAW, Miss. (WZTV/AP) — Mississippi officials are investigating after a dead 20-month-old girl was found in an oven.

A grandmother is being questioned in connection to the death of an infant who was placed into an oven and baked in Bolivar County, Mississippi, the local sheriff told WTVA.

The grandmother isn't currently charged but Williams describes her as being in custody. Officials haven't named her or the toddler. The suspect was taken into custody and is being held at the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says police were called Monday night to a home in Shaw. There, the young girl was found dead in an oven.

Strain says officials are still investigating the girl's cause of death, as well as when the girl may have died. The body has been sent for an autopsy.

Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams tells WTVA-TV the girl had been stabbed, placed in the oven and the oven turned on.

Williams says a relative found the girl.

Shaw, with 2,000 residents, is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Jackson in Mississippi's Delta region.




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