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Minneapolis woman arrested after 2-month-old child found dead during welfare check

The woman was arrested on probable cause murder.

A Minneapolis woman has been arrested after police found her two-month-old baby dead during a welfare check.

Minneapolis Police Department Officers performed a welfare check at the 900 Block of 22nd Avenue South at around 3 a.m. Wednesday. A mother and infant were reported to be at the residence.

Police say the infant was found dead and had signs of trauma. The baby's 23-year-old mother was arrested by MPD for probable cause murder.

She was booked at Hennepin County Jail.

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The infant’s identify and cause of death will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s officer at a later time. 

If confirmed a homicide, it would be the 83rd in the city so far in 2021.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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