Iowa Teenager Charged In Death Of Her Newborn


By Richard Pratt

LIBERTYVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have linked a 15-year-old girl to the death of her newborn in the small southeast Iowa city of Libertyville.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the girl gave birth to the child some time on the morning of Oct. 10. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office discovered the child's body in a closet one day later.

An investigation into the death has led to the teen being charged with child endangerment resulting in death. The charge was filed in Jefferson County Juvenile Court.

The Ottumwa Courier reports authorities are still considering whether to charge the girl as an adult.

Additional information about the infant's death has not been released.
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