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DEVELOPING: 5-year-old girl found dead, burned; father in custody

An Oklahoma man has been arrested after his daughter was found dead of an apparent murder.

As KOTV-DT reports, an unidentified 5-year-old girl was found dead, apparently with her body burned, in Gypsy on Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities have not yet publicly identified the girl or commented on a cause of death.

According to the report, police took the girl’s father Anthony Mason into custody shortly after the girl was discovered dead in an unknown location. Schools and a childcare program were put on temporary lockdown while police searched for the suspect.

During a television news segment, the station reported that Mason was found at a residential property. The resident of the home told the news station she does not know him, and the report indicates that Mason may have been attempting to hide there.

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Mason is reportedly in custody on suspicion of murder, but it is not yet known what specific charges he is facing.

This is a developing story and all information is preliminary. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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