Dead child found at Mississippi hotel; police seek woman


Justin Lamar Oates and Mark Anthony Oates (WGNO)

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — Police say an Ohio woman killed a child in Mississippi and is on the run with two other children who may be in danger.

Mississippi and Louisiana authorities say in statements that they’re searching for 33-year-old Latina Marie Oates of Powell, Ohio.

The Hattiesburg American reports a child was found dead on Tuesday at a hotel in Laurel, Mississippi, after Oates left. Police issued a first-degree murder warrant for Oates. V

ideo shows Oates leaving Tuesday with 9-year-old Mark Anthony Oates and 6-year-old Justin Lamar Oates.

Officers say the children are “in imminent danger.” The Louisiana State Police believes Oates traveled to New Orleans.

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