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Iowa foster teen accused of killing 5-year-old

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A teenager living in foster care is accused of killing a five-year-old who lived in the same Iowa foster home.

The body of five-year-old Dominic Elkin was found Saturday, August 31, 2013 near a home in Logan, Iowa.

Our sister station WHO-TV reports a family member said 17-year-old Cody Metzker-Madsen explained blood on his clothing by saying Dominic had hit him, and that Dominic had run off.

Metzker-Madsen then led family members to a ravine where they found Dominic’s body.

Metzker-Madsen had reportedly lived in foster care at the home for about three years.  Dominic had reportedly lived at the home for less than a month.

Metzker-Madsen was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.   Because of his age and the nature of the charge, he’ll be charged as an adult.  Court records showed he was appointed a public defender.  He was held in lieu of $500,000 bond.

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