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Muncie couple jailed after Haitian girl, 5, dies


Muncie police have jailed a couple on neglect charges after a 5-year-old Haitian girl in their care died.

Officers arrested husband and wife Marcus and Charlene Tabb early Sunday on preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury.

The Star Press ( ) reports the girl had suspicious injuries.
Police Lt. Steve Cox described the couple as the guardians of the girl. He says other children in the home ranging in age from 5 to 12 are now in the custody of Child Protective Services.

Deputy Delaware County Coroner James Clevenger says authorities believe the girl's biological mother remains in Haiti.

Clevenger said the cause of death was not known and that an autopsy had been scheduled for Monday.

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