Defiance Co. deputies investigate suspicious death of a baby

HICKSVILLE, Ohio (WTVG) - Deputies with the Defiance County Sheriff's Office are investigating the suspicious death of a child.

Investigators say a baby was born alive at a home in Hicksville in the 5400 block of Arrowsmith road back in October of 2016. According to a news release, the baby died in the home about 10 hours after delivery.

This week, deputies searched the home and area near the house and located a child's body.

As a result Jared Stark, 33 was arrested and charged with one count of endangering children and one count of abuse of a corpse. Sarah Stark, 35 is also facing on count of child endangering.

Defiance county authorities have not release how the child might have died or where the remains were found. Investigators plan to send their findings to the Defiance County Prosecutor and expect that further charges will be filed.

Sarah and Jared Stark are currently being held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio and will appear before a judge on Friday.

The baby has been sent to the Lucas County Coroner's office, where an autopsy will be performed.

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