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A 3-year-old boy was found dead in his Inkster home Wednesday afternoon with apparent stab wounds after his mother went missing, police said. 

Police said officers found the mother at about 5:45 p.m. She was interviewed as a "person of interest" in the boy's death, according to Assistant Police Chief Bill Ratliff. 

"We are continuing to investigate," said Ratliff. "That's all I can tell you."

Ratliff said officers responded to a 911 call Wednesday afternoon and found the toddler dead and the mother gone from the home in the 2600 block of Lehigh near John Daly. Relatives found the 3-year-old after not receiving a response from the mother over the telephone and at the home.

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