Father, mother charged in death of 4-year-old son in LaPorte County

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LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. — A LaPorte man has been charged with murder in the death of his 4-year-old son shortly after the boy’s death was ruled a homicide, authorities said.

Prosecutors also charged the boy’s mother.

Alan D. Morgan, 28, and Mary E. Yoder each face multiple felony counts of neglect of a dependent, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department.

In addition, both face charges of cruelty to an animal.

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Morgan was taken into custody on Monday after the body of Judah Morgan was found at a home in Union Township by sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of an unresponsive child.

After the autopsy conducted on Tuesday determined the boy’s death was a homicide, the father was charged with murder, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported. An investigation surrounding the death of Judah led authorities to arrest Yoder. Deputies said Yoder was already in custody.

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Officials did not release details about the boy’s death.

Morgan and Yoder remain jailed without bond at the LaPorte County Jail.

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