LIBERTYVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have linked a 15-year-old girl to the death of her newborn in the small southeast Iowa town of Libertyville.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said 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 a 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.
Authorities were still considering whether to charge the girl as an adult.
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