Eola man charged in death of 2-year-old in Bunkie; autopsy results still pending

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BUNKIE, Louisiana — Authorities say a 28-year-old man from Eola has been charged in the death of a 2-year-old boy in Avoyelles Parish.

The Daily Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/1K6L73u ) that John Drummer Jr., 28, faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Marcus Beal. Beal died Thursday, nine days before his third birthday.

Avoyelles Coroner Dr. L.J. Mayeux says an autopsy will determine the cause of death. The child was reported to not be breathing around the time he was taken to the Bunkie General Hospital Thursday evening. He later died there.

Bunkie Police are investigating.

Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, http://www.thetowntalk.com

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