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Boyfriend of mother of child murdered on reservation arrested

Arrest announced in Las Vegas
Posted at 12:00 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 15:00:50-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI announced on Tuesday morning that they have arrested a 28-year-old man for the murder of a 3-year-old girl on the Ely Shoshone Indian Reservation.

Officials say they were informed that an unresponsive child was brought to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Jan. 9. They were informed later that the child had died.

It was determined that she suffered injuries that led to her death on the reservation and her mother, Maria Bliss, was arrested by the Pine County Sheriff's Office.

After additional investigation, an arrest warrant for the mother's boyfriend, Colon H. Jackson, was issued. He was taken into custody on Aug. 3.