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Toddler boy stabbed to death; mother in custody

Michigan police have taken into custody a mother whose toddler son was found stabbed to death earlier Wednesday.

Inkster police said relatives found the 3-year-old boy when they hadn’t heard from the mother in several days and went to the home to check on her, Fox 2 Detroit said.

Inkster police said the boy had stab wounds all over his body, but the mother was not in the home when they arrived, around 4 p.m. Police said she was believed to have left in an Uber, according to Local 4.

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Assistant Police Chief Bill Ratliff said she was located at about 5:45 p.m. and was being interviewed, The Detroit News reported.

“We are continuing to investigate,” Ratliff said. “That’s all I can tell you.”

Michigan State Police are assisting the Inkster Police Department, Fox 2 said.

Inkster is a small town about 20 miles west of Detroit in Wayne County.

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