Iowa child care worker arrested in child’s death

DONNELLSON, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa day care worker has been arrested and charged with child endangerment in the December death of a child in her care.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says in a news release that Laura McDowell was charged Thursday with the felony. Investigators say McDowell was the site supervisor and lead teacher at Raisin Em Up Daycare in Donnellson. Medics were called to the child care center on Dec. 3 for an unresponsive child. Police say the child was taken a nearby hospital, and later to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

On Dec. 11, the child was taken of life support and pronounced dead.

No details about what caused the child's death or what led to McDowell's arrest were released.

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