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Woman arrested after boy's death in Kokomo, police say

Posted at 4:37 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 16:37:16-04

KOKOMO — A woman was arrested Saturday after a four-year-old boy was found dead in Kokomo, police say.

Kokomo Police Department officers and emergency personnel were called around 11 a.m. to the 400 block of East 400 South on the report of an unconscious and unresponsive boy, according to a press release from KPD. The boy later died.

Helen Martin, 56, of Kokomo was arrested on the suspicion of murder, according to the release. Formal charges have not been filed, according to online court records.

An autopsy by the Howard County Coroner is scheduled for Monday, according to the release.

The cause and manner of death is not being released at this time, according to the release. The identity of the child is also not being released.

The case is still under investigation by detectives. Anyone with information is asked to call KPD Det. Cameron Cunningham at 765-456-7136, the KPD Hotline at 765-456-7017, or report tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8411 (TIPS).