FBI investigates death of toddler near Idabel

The FBI is investigating the death and possible sexual assault of a toddler on tribal land near Idabel, authorities said Wednesday.
BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Modified: July 24, 2013 at 11:41 am •  Published: July 24, 2013
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— The FBI is investigating the death and possible sexual assault of a 2-year-old on tribal land in McCurtain County, authorities said Wednesday.

The toddler, whose name was not released, died about noon Tuesday near Idabel, FBI Special Agent Rick Rains said. Because the death occurred on land in trust for a tribe, the FBI has jurisdiction in the case, Rains said.

No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed, but authorities are questioning a potential suspect who was being held on unrelated charges, Rains said.

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