Update: Man charged in connection to child abuse death in Duncan

Ryan Towell.
Ryan Towell.(Stephen's County Jail)
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 11:46 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 6:27 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks has officially filed charges against Ryan Towell in connection to the death of a 3-year-old in Duncan on Tuesday.

According to court documents, Towell faces two separate felony charges, murder in the first degree - child abuse and child abuse.

DUNCAN, Okla. (KSWO) - Officials with the Duncan Police Department have released updated information regarding a 3-year-old who died Tuesday, in connection to possible child abuse allegations.

The Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released the official cause of death of the 3-year-old as homicide by blunt force trauma.

Charges are being updated and the arraignment for Ryan Towell is set for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22 at the Stephens County Courthouse.

DPD officials said the investigation is still ongoing and additional witnesses have come forward to provide information on the abuse occurring in the home.

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