Update: Duncan 3-year-old dies after alleged child abuse

Ryan Towell, 22, was arrested by the Duncan Police Department.
Ryan Towell, 22, was arrested by the Duncan Police Department.(KSWO)
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 12:07 PM CDT
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DUNCAN, Okla. (KSWO) - Officials with the Duncan Police Department confirmed Wednesday morning that a 3-year-old died following allegations of child abuse.

The child passed away at around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at OU Health, in the University of Oklahoma Medical Center’s trauma center, according to a press release. His condition had reportedly deteriorated after being admitted to the hospital on Monday.

Ryan Towell was arrested Monday, according to a statement from Duncan police. A jail roster shows he is being held at the Stephens County Jail pending charges.

Duncan police said the investigation is ongoing, and pending additional charges which may be filed against others who were also possibly involved.