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Deputies arrest step-mother for toddler's death in Okmulgee County

Clark was arrested and booked into the Okmulgee County Jail on a complaint of Child Abuse with Injury with a bond set at $100,000. (Courtesy of Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office)

The Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman Thursday for the death of her two-year-old step-child.

Deputies say they investigated the suspicious death of the toddler on July 16 and immediately asked for help from the Violent Crime Task Force.

During the investigation, they found numerous injuries on the child that were consistent with child abuse.

Brenda Clark, the toddler's step-mother, was identified as a suspect.

When interviewed by police, she admitted to abusing the child.

Clark was arrested and booked into the Okmulgee County Jail on a complaint of Child Abuse with Injury with a bond set at $100,000.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the child's death.

Clark could face additional charges if the investigation determines the abuse to be the cause of the toddler's death.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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