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Father, aunt arrested in 2013 death of Portland toddler


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have arrested the father and aunt of a 15-month-old girl in connection with her death from a methadone overdose.

Portland police say 23-year-old Darian McWoods and 22-year-old Diamond McWoods were arrested Wednesday.

Darian McWoods is being held on charges of murder by abuse, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, criminal mistreatment and tampering with a witness. Diamond McWoods was booked on charges of perjury, tampering with a witness and false swearing.

An investigation began in December 2013 after 15-month-old Kamaya Flores died. The Oregon State Medical Examiner said she died of methadone toxicity.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports ( ) the criminal mistreatment charge alleges her father withheld proper medical care for the infant, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.

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