Teen arrested in connection with death of toddler found in Dallas street

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Teen arrested in connection with death of toddler found in Dallas street

Officers arrested an 18-year-old suspect in connection with the case of the apparent murder of a toddler who was found dead on a Dallas street Saturday morning, authorities said.

The boy, whose age and name have not been released, was discovered on Saddleridge Drive near Wood Homestead Drive, in a residential neighborhood in southwest Dallas.

Officials said the toddler had "multiple wounds" to his body, according to Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA.

PHOTO: Police are investigating the death of a toddler found on a residential Dallas street on May 15, 2021. (WFAA)
PHOTO: Police are investigating the death of a toddler found on a residential Dallas street on May 15, 2021. (WFAA)

Later in the night, the Dallas police said they arrested 18-year-old Darriynn Brown who is being charged with kidnapping and theft.

"Dallas investigators anticipate additional charges, pending results from a forensic analysis," the police said in a statement, Sunday afternoon.

Police have not released any further details. It's unclear whether Brown has a lawyer or an arraignment date at this time.

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Police searched the area and are seeking the public's assistance, including any neighbors who "may have any knowledge or video regarding this incident," the department said.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or the Dallas Police Department's Child Abuse Unit at 214-275-1300.

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