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Police Probe Death of East Texas Emaciated Baby

Friday, Oct 18, 2013  |  Updated 2:40 PM CDT
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Police Probe Death of East Texas Emaciated Baby

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Police are investigating the death of an emaciated 8-week-old East Texas baby and have arrested the child's parents.

The Lufkin Daily News reports Friday that a worker with Child Protective Services visited the baby in a Lufkin home on Oct. 2, nine days before the parents, 18-year-old Dequisha Jackson and 19-year-old Isaiah Tolliver, called 911 to report the child was unresponsive.

A Lufkin police report said the baby, Imauri, had sunken eyes and appeared gaunt. Imauri was pronounced dead Oct. 11 at Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin. Autopsy results are pending. Jackson and Tolliver have been arrested on charges of child endangerment.

Jackson's aunt Linda Bankhead said the child was fed and it is unclear to her why he died.

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