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A Mississippi grandmother was arrested on Tuesday after officials found a poking girl who was put into a hot oven on Monday night
Carolyn Jones, 48, for murdering her granddaughter in Shaw Missouri, accused of murdering her granddaughter, Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday.
The child, 20-month-old Queen Marie Floyd, was found by a relative. Then he turned to the Shaw Police Department. Upon arrival at the scene, the police contacted the Bolivar County Sheriff's Office for assistance.
Royalty had lived with Jones at the time of her death Sheriff's Office said in a press release. It was unclear where the girl's parents were.
Jones made an appearance at the court on Tuesday night and received a $ 500,000 bond.
Asked why Jones may have committed the horrific act, Williams told reporters, "We'll try." We know that ourselves. We have no idea at this point, and again we could get some closure as soon as we meet the investigator and submit them to a judge for official indictments. "
He added," Dark days like these can only be lightened if justice is served. "
Officials did not say what temperature the oven was or how long the child could have been in it.
Mississippi Department of Public Security Spokesperson Warren Strain told investigators They were still in the process of determining the exact cause of death of the girl and when she died. Williams said Tuesday that the girl's body had been sent to a crime lab for autopsy. There, state pathologists would try to find out if the girl was dead before or after being put in the hot oven.