Foster parents in custody in connection with child’s death

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVLY-TV) — The foster parents of a 5-year-old girl who died on the Spirit Lake Reservation are in custody in Grand Forks County.

U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says 42-year-old Erich Longie and 45-year-old Tammy Longie have been arrested in the death of Raven Thompson and will be charged with murder.

Federal agents made the arrests Friday. The U.S. Attorney plans a news conference following the couple’s initial court appearance Monday afternoon.

Raven’s father, Aaron Thompson Jr. tells KVLY-TV the Longies were the foster parents of both Raven, and her 7-year-old brother, Zane Thompson. 

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