Carl Junction Man Arrested In Death Of 3-Year-Old Girl

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A Carl Junction man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl. 22-year-old Jalen Vaden was arrested Wednesday (12/6) after speaking to Jasper County Sheriff’s Detectives. Last week, paramedics were called to a Carl Junction home regarding 3-year-old Jayda Kyle. Jayda was taken to a Joplin hospital, then a Kansas City hospital..where she died last Friday from a traumatic head injury. Vaden is the boyfriend of Jayda’s mother.  Vaden was arrested for child abuse resulting in death, which is a Class A felony.