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Sheriff's officials say child reported dead is still alive

An earlier version of this post, based on the Los Angeles County coroner's weekly list of homicides, reported that Malikye Payne, a 1-year-old white male, died Saturday, Aug. 13.

Sheriff's officials contacted The Times on Monday, Aug., 15, to report that, Malikye, who is 18 months old, is still alive, and the case is not a homicide investigation.

Coroner's officials, reached after the report by the sheriff, told The Times that the child had succumbed to death at a hospital. The Times will report more details once they are available.

-- Megan Garvey

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