Monticello Police, working with Arkansas State Police, arrested 26-year-old Kannika Jenkins on charges of first-degree murder for the death of her 19-month-old child on Aug. 30 at Drew Memorial Hospital, according to

This investigation began Aug. 30 when the suspect’s child was brought in to Drew Memorial Hospital, where it died shortly after arrival.

The body was sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy. After several interviews and the findings of the state crime lab's declaration that the death was a homicide, an arrest warrant was obtained through Judge Bruce Anderson.

Jenkins is being held with no bond at this time.