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Northeast Arkansas man arrested in death of 10-month-old

Police were called to an apartment complex in Newport on Sunday where they found the baby dead. (Photo: MGN)

NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) -- A northeast Arkansas man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of a 10-month-old infant.

Jail records show that the man from Newport is being held in the Jackson County jail. Court records do not show that formal charges have been filed.

KAIT-TV reports that police were called to an apartment complex in Newport on Sunday where they found the baby dead.

Police say a preliminary autopsy report found the infant died as the result of a brain injury.

Police Lt. Allen Edwards told the station that police and Arkansas State Police investigators identified the suspect, but it was not revealed how he may have known the infant.

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