Teen arrested in death of 5-year-old Iowa boy

LOGAN, Iowa (AP) — A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the death of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found a western Iowa ravine.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s office says the teen has been charged with first-degree murder in the death that was reported Saturday evening.

The boy’s caregivers found his body in a ravine in rural Harrison County Saturday.

The teen was being held in lieu of $500,000 bond on Sunday. The Associated Press doesn’t generally identify juveniles charged with crimes.

Authorities say the teen and the 5-year-old had been living together in the same foster home since early August.

Authorities did not immediately release the child’s name.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed Monday morning.

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