Child dies from abuse in Van Buren County, man arrested

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MATTAWAN, Mich. -- An 17-month-old child is dead and one person is in custody in Van Buren County.

Michigan State Police, along with the Mattawan Police Department, say that the 17-month-old was admitted to Bronson Hospital in the late evening hours of Wednesday, July 8.  The child died Friday morning from the injuries sustained during the abuse.

Police say a suspect was identified, arrested and charged with Open Murder. He is Matthew Eric Knobloch, 25, of Mattawan, who is pictured with this story.

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