Infant dies in Arkansas, teen father arrested

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An Arkansas teenager has been arrested in connection to the death of his 2-month-old daughter.

Police arrested 19-year-old Tyler Buchanan, of Van Buren, on Tuesday near the 1100 block of Baldwin St. 

According to a police report, officers were called around 9 a.m. to the home regarding an unresponsive infant. 

VBPD says the child was immediately taken to Sparks Hospital in Van Buren, and was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

Officers believe that the victim was killed by Buchanan early in the morning, and that he waited until 9 a.m. to call for help. VBPD says in a news release that the victim had been deceased for several hours before police were contacted.

Buchanan has been charged with First Degree Murder and is being held at the Crawford County Detention Center with no bond. 

Investigators have yet to release any further information. 

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