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Boy dead in Jeep in SE Tenn. river

October 8th, 2012 9:18 am by Staff Report

Boy dead in Jeep in SE Tenn. river

WHITWELL (AP) — Authorities are investigating an incident in which a dead child was found in a Jeep, which was in the Sequatchie River at Whitwell.

According to WRCB-TV (http://bit.ly/TaeDKj ), sheriff's detectives said the dead child as about eight years old. Investigators said the boy did not drown and the state medical examiner will determine how he died Saturday night.

Police said they charged the driver, Nicholas Mosier, with DUI, possession of prescription drugs, felony reckless endangerment, and aggravated child abuse and neglect as well as traffic charges. A passenger, Lindsey Newsome, faces aggravated child abuse and neglect, felony reckless endangerment and also a prescription drug charge.

Newsome is reported to be the boy's mother.

Both were held in the Marion County Jail Monday and there was no record of attorneys for them.

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Information from: WRCB-TV, http://www.wrcbtv.com/

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