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Death of Pike County Infant Under Investigation

The death of a two month old infant in Pike County is being investigated by the Arkansas State Police. Spokesperson Liz Chapman confirms that there is an open investigation into the death of Francesca Cordelia Tigue, who passed away on Tuesday, November 7th. Chapman says per state police protocol, they do not release any information about active open cases.

Ninth West District Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Chesshir says the child’s father, Frankey Tigue of Murfreesboro is being held on a second degree murder charge in the Pike County Jail, pending the outcome of the investigation. Chesshir says it is believed that the child died from internal injuries.

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