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Mother being investigated in 10-year-old's death

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The South St. Paul Police say the mother of a 10-year-old South St. Paul boy killed Monday is a suspect.The coroner has not revealed how the boy died.

Neighbors say Michael Vonheath Becht Jr. was autistic, the Star Tribune is reporting.

When Dakota County Sheriff's officers and South St. Paul Police officers searched the home at 716 1st Ave. South, they found evidence that led them to focus their investigation on Patricia Ann Becht.

Becht is still in the hospital, as is her 11-year-old daughter, who was also injured. Dakota County Social Services is taking charge of the care of the 11-year-old and Becht's other daughter.

The Dakota County Medical Examiner's Office is conducted an autopsy on the 10-year-old, but the results have not been released.