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Authorities: Girl, 6, found dead after suspected arson

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Authorities say a 6-year-old girl is dead and a person is in custody after a suspected arson at a Lansing-area apartment building.

The Delhi Township Fire Department and the Ingham County sheriff's department say the girl's body was found after putting out the fire, which started Tuesday. In a statement, authorities say the fire is being investigated as arson and homicide.

A person injured in the fire at Old Orchard Apartments was taking to a hospital. The sheriff's department plans to discuss the case on Wednesday afternoon.

In an email to parents Wednesday morning, the Lansing State Journal reports the Holt Public Schools Superintendent David G. Hornak confirmed the victim was a student in the district. He says an elementary crisis team will be available to students, faculty and staff.

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