Youngster Loss of life In Benton County Below Investigation – Neighbors Taken Into Custody

An investigation is underway after a 4-year-old child dies in Benton County on Sunday.

According to the sheriff’s office, it was the child’s father, 28-year-old James Mast of Cole Camp, who called for help.

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Speaking to KY 3 TV, Benton Sheriff Eric Knox said investigators learned that the child was also submerged in a pond and then frozen on the bank.

He says the child was later returned to his apartment where his wife, 28-year-old Mary Mast, and their 2-year-old son were also badly beaten.

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Knox says they have taken 35-year-old Ethan Mast and 21-year-old Kourtney Aumen into custody. You are now facing numerous crimes.

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Both the Mary Mast and the 2-year-old boy were taken to Bothwell Regional Hospital for treatment, where they are now recovering.

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