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Flagstaff Parents Arrested After Boy Found Dead In Closet

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Flagstaff Police say the parents of a 6-year-old boy found dead in his bedroom closet from apparent malnourishment have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police say the child’s grandmother also is in custody on separate charges. 

A media release says the parents told officers the boy and his 7-year-old brother had been kept locked in a closet for about a month and denied food at the family residence in Flagstaff.

The parents told police the boys would steal food at night while the parents were asleep.

Autopsy results are pending. It was unclear if any of three suspects had a lawyer yet.

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