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Authorities investigating infant death in SE Iowa

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 11:48 a.m. CDT

LIBERTYVILLE (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an infant in the small southeast Iowa city of Libertyville.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says Tuesday that Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called early Friday to a home in Libertyville in a report of a dead infant. They found the deceased child when they arrived.

The sheriff’s office, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, State Medical Examiner, Jefferson County Medical Examiner, state Department of Human Services and Jefferson County Attorney’s Office are involved in the investigation.

The Department of Public Safety says no more information will be released until the investigation is concluded or charges are filed.

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