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California Babysitter Arrested For Murder Of 1-Year-Old Child Found Dead Near Railroad Tracks, Authorities Say

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Source: Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Aug. 8 2022, Published 4:31 p.m. ET

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A California man who was supposed to be caring for two toddler brothers was arrested after one of the children was found dead near railroad tracks, authorities said.

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On Aug. 4, Edward "Two Feathers" Steele, 32, was booked into the Mendocino County jail on a murder charge, online jail records show.

Shortly before 1:30 p.m. the previous day, deputies in Ukiah responded to a report from a concerned parent about the two missing children — a 2-year-old boy and his 1-year-old sibling who were left in Steele’s care at a hotel, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.

Steele reportedly was not the father of the boys.

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Deputies were unable to locate Steele and the children until 3:55 p.m. when first responders were dispatched to railroad tracks after a passerby found the 2-year-old child suffering from what appeared to be heatstroke.

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The boy was transported to an area hospital.

Deputies launched a search for the child’s younger brother, and at 4:20 p.m.,“law enforcement personnel located the child’s one-year-old sibling deceased in the general area,” the sheriff’s office said.

Authorities have not released the child’s cause of death.

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