Police: Man arrested on child abuse complaint in connection to toddler's death


    Jesus Marquez (Courtesy Oklahoma County Jail)

    Police say a toddler, who suffered trauma to their body consistent with child abuse, died on Monday.

    Officers and EMSA responded to a call about an unresponsive 3-year-old child at approximately 7 p.m. on Feb. 4.

    The child, who's been identified as Elias Mendoza, was taken from a home near Southwest 21st Street and Brookline to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

    Police say one person has been arrested in connection to their investigation.

    Jesus Marquez, 28, was arrested on a complaint of child abuse and booked into Oklahoma County jail.

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