Death of 4-Year-Old Southwest Missouri Boy Investigated
WEST PLAINS (AP) - A southwest Missouri man is in custody after his 4-year-old son was found dead at their home.
West Plains police say the man tried to assault officers who went to his home Monday afternoon after his co-workers called to say he hadn't shown up for work.
The officers found the boy dead. The man was taken to the hospital with what police say was minor, self-inflicted wounds. The officers were not injured.
Police say the boy's mother and father recently divorced, and she was out of state on Monday.