A 46-year-old Manitowoc man and a 38-year-old Manitowoc woman are in the County Jail in connection to the death of a three-year-old child over the weekend. Police say that they responded to a local hospital about 4:45 on Saturday morning for a report of a Manitowoc child being treated for severe external and internal injuries.
Through the course of their investigation it was learned that the child was under the care of the two suspects while the child’s parent was working. It was also discovered that a 5-year-old was also at the residence during this time and the two care-takers had ingested illegal drugs. Police say the 3-year-old child was later transported to a medical facility outside Manitowoc County for further treatment and died later that evening.
The 46-year-old man remains in jail on a warrant, while felony drug charges and neglecting a child are being referred to the DA’s Office. The other caregiver was taken to the Manitowoc County Jail.
The investigation into the death of the 3 year old child is continuing. Autopsy results are pending.
Anyone with information to aid police in their investigation may be eligible for a cash reward. Call MPD at 686-6551 or Crime Stoppers at 683-4466 where you can choose to remain anonymous.