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Toddler's death ruled a homicide

The death of 2 -year-old Malakai Michael Garrett of Fort Wayne has been ruled a homicide.

Posted: Dec. 1, 2017 2:53 PM
Updated: Dec. 1, 2017 2:59 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The death of 2 -year-old Malakai Michael Garrett of Fort Wayne has been ruled a homicide. He died of blunt force injury to the abdomen. 

Detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department arrested 27-yea- old Mitchell Vanryn of Fort Wayne Thursday in connection to the death investigation of Garrett. Vanryn WAS arrested on preliminary charges of Level 1 Felony Aggravated Battery and Level 2 Felony Domestic Battery. This investigation is still active and ongoing.

Garrett is the 36th homicide victim in Allen County this year.

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