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Morning Sun
  • Woman arrested for child's death

  • A Pittsburg woman has been arrested after a five-month investigation led to accusations she murdered her 13-month-old child.

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  • Update: Frontenac police announced Wednesday that Cara Lloyd was a Pittsburg resident, not a Frontenac resident.
    A Pittsburg woman has been arrested after a five-month investigation led to charges that she murdered her 13-month-old child. After a five-month investigation, Cara M. Lloyd, the child's mother, was arrested on charge of first-degree premeditated murder and is being held on a $500,000 bond.
    On Oct. 29, Frontenac police responded to 104 N. Labette and found an unresponsive child. Officers started CPR, but the boy was pronounced dead upon arrival at Via Christi Hospital.
    Police investigating the scene found evidence that indicated the death was suspicious. Frontenac Police Chief Randy Flora called the Crawford County Sheriff's Department and Kansas Bureau of Investigation for help.
    "Law enforcement had investigated the case from the beginning as suspicious and were waiting to finish the investigation. They received the autopsy report to determine what, if anything, occurred," said Crawford County Attorney Michael Gayoso Jr. "Based upon that information, they believe this is not an accidental death."
    Lloyd is scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday at a time to be announced.
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