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Pa. couple charged with murder in child's death

SCRANTON - Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania have filed murder charges against a man and woman who vanished after bringing the body of her 3-year-old daughter to a hospital in February.

Child-endangerment charges were filed earlier against 26-year-old Darak Williams and 25-year-old Kashema Reddish following the Feb. 21 death of Kavannah Salvador. Authorities say the pair dropped out of sight soon afterward.

The Lackawanna County coroner ruled the death a homicide, and final autopsy results this week say the child died of multiple traumatic injuries. Lackawanna County District Attorney Andy Jarbola said most of the injuries were recent, but others were older and indicated a pattern of abuse. Williams was charged Tuesday with first- and third-degree murder and Reddish with third-degree murder and other counts.

- AP