45-year-old man arrested for allegedly killing 2-year old child: police

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Apr. 1 2021, Published 2:08 p.m. ET

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A 45-year-old man from Topeka, Kansas, is accused of killing a 2-year-old girl.

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On Jan. 5, police officers were called to help an unresponsive girl. The 2-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by medical professionals, according to Topeka police. 

The victim was identified as Aurora M. Exon. Her death was ruled as a homicide in March, police say.

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Jeffrey J. Exon was arrested on March 30 on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated endangering of a child and failure to report the death of a child.

The police didn’t comment on the relationship between the two individuals, but said that the incident was “domestic in nature.”

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Jeffrey Exon has been booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections and is being held on $1 million bond.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Topeka police at (785) 368-9400. 

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