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Death of one-year-old child under investigation in Polson

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POLSON — The suspicious death of a one-year child, who died Saturday, Oct. 2, is being investigated by the Polson Police Department. On Thursday, Sept. 30, Polson police, fire and ambulance responded to a Polson residence for the report of a one-year-old who wasn’t breathing. The child was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Polson, then life-flighted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane where the child passed away early in the morning of Oct. 2

According to Polson Police Detective Hazeez Rafiu, no arrests have been made but a person of interest has been identified. The person of interest, whose name is being withheld as the investigation continues and medical records reviewed, is currently in custody in the Lake County Jail. Updates will be made as more information is known.

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