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UPDATE: Grandmother in custody for infant's death

One person is in custody after a baby was stabbed, placed in an oven and baked, according to the Bolivar County sheriff.

Posted: Oct 15, 2018 10:27 PM
Updated: Oct 16, 2018 10:56 AM

Update 10/16/18 10:48 a.m.

Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams says a grandmother is being held in connection with the infant's death. The grandmother's name is not being released because no formal charges have been filed at this time.

The infant has been identified as a 20-month-old girl. The girl's identity is not being released at this time.

The sheriff says the girl's body has been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

The state pathologist will have to determine if the child was dead prior to being placed into the oven or vice versa. 

WTVA's Xavier Harris is on his way to Shaw to learn more. Stay with WTVA and WTVA.com as this story develops.

See the original post below.

SHAW, Miss. (WTVA) - One person is in custody after a baby was stabbed, placed in an oven and baked, according to the Bolivar County sheriff.

Emergency dispatchers received the call after 7 p.m. on Monday, Sheriff Kelvin Williams said. Police and sheriff's deputies found the baby at a residence on Martin Luther King Drive. The baby's age is unclear at this time. 

The suspect sits at the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility, according to Williams. The relationship of that person to the baby is not being released at this time, and it is uncertain when the crime actually happened. 

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the State Crime Lab have been called to investigate. 

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