Baby was stabbed, put in oven, then baked before death, sheriff says

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SHAW, Miss. (KRON) – One person is in custody in connection with the death of a baby who was reportedly stabbed then placed into an oven and baked, local authorities say.

According to WTVA, it happened Monday in Bolivar County, Missisisppi. 

The Bolivar County Sheriff’s Office says the 20-month-old baby girl died after she was stabbed and put inside an oven and baked, WTVA reports. The state pathologist has not yet determined if she was dead before she was placed in the oven, or vice versa.

The suspect, a grandmother, according to Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams, is being held at the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

No other details were immediately available. 

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