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Teen arrested in death of 5 year old Iowa boy

Published On: Sep 02 2013 03:58:40 AM CDT
Updated On: Sep 02 2013 03:58:00 AM CDT

WKBT, News8000.com

LOGAN, IA (WI) -

A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the death of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found a western Iowa ravine.

The Harrison County Sheriff's office says the teen has been charged with first-degree murder in the death that was reported Saturday evening.

The boy's caregivers found his body in a ravine in rural Harrison County Saturday.

The teen was being held in lieu of $500,000 bond on Sunday. The Associated Press doesn't generally identify juveniles charged with crimes.

Authorities say the teen and the 5-year-old had been living together in the same foster home since early August.

Authorities did not immediately release the child's name.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed Monday morning.

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