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Investigators make arrests in death of 3 year-old

11/15/2019

 
In the early hours of 11/06/19, Wagoner County Sheriff's Deputies and Broken Arrow Fire responded to the 9000 block of 253rd Street in Broken Arrow on a call of an unresponsive 3yr old. On arrival Paramedics and Deputies found 3yr old Faith Seaman unresponsive and without a pulse. Faith was rushed to St Francis Children's Hospital where she was pronounced on arrival. On first check, Faith's death was a mystery. There were no obvious signs of why this reportedly healthy 3yr old was deceased. Wagoner County Sheriff's Office Investigator's began gathering information and the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office took possession of Faith's body for further investigation.
 
An autopsy revealed that Faith had severe injuries. Information from the Medical Examiner's Office is that the injuries 3yr old Faith sustained were consistent with child abuse and were sustained just prior to Faith's death. The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office is gathering additional information and will release their findings at a later time.
 
Wagoner County Sheriff's Office Investigator's interviewed 25-year-old Glen and Kelsey Seaman and it was discovered that they had fostered at least 5 children for several months. Glen and Kelsey had adopted Faith in December of 2018 but had cared for her since April of 2018. At the time of the incident, there were 2 other children in the Seaman home under the age of 2. Wagoner County D.H.S has since taken custody of the children in the home. Wagoner County Sheriff's Office Investigators and the Wagoner County DA's Office are convinced, based on physical evidence and the Suspect's statements, that Faith Seaman died from the results of injuries sustained during the child abuse that occurred on 11/05/19.
 
Charges are as follows:
 
Kelsey Seaman-1st Degree Murder of Child Abuse that results in the death of a minor
Child Abuse
Child Neglect
Obstructing a Peace Officer
 
Glen Seaman-Child Neglect
Enabling Child Neglect
Obstructing a Peace Officer
 
Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott stated, "This is such a sad case for everyone involved. These are the types of heart-breaking cases that haunt even the toughest of law enforcement officers. One of the most tragic aspects of this case is that this precious three-year-old was adopted out of a bad situation into the possibility of a brighter future. Instead her life was cut short in a senseless act of violence. Our focus now is to keep Faith in our thoughts as we pursue justice on her behalf."
 
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