A McGehee woman suspected in the death of her 5-year-old son has been arrested and is being held on a $500,000 bond in the McGehee jail.

Catherine Warren, 30, of McGehee was arrested following a joint investigation by the Arkansas State Police and McGehee Police Department.  Police were called to the residence for a welfare concern check and discovered the child dead at the scene, 10th Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen confirmed Thursday afternoon.

The child’s body has been sent to the State Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy.

At a hearing on Thursday, a judge ordered Warren to be held on a probable cause of first-degree murder.

Deen will make a formal charging decision after reviewing the case file.

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