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Forum News Service, Published June 13 2013

FBI, BIA investigate Spirit Lake toddler death

ST. MICHAEL, N.D. -- The FBI is investigating the death of a toddler on the Spirit Lake Nation Reservation. Investigators arrived on the reservation Thursday along with officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Family members of the toddler living near Saint Michael confirmed that investigators were at their home earlier Thursday, but they refused to comment further. The FBI spokesman also declined to comment further and wouldn’t provide any details, including the child’s age and gender, saying only that the investigation is ongoing.