On Saturday, July 28 at about 4:45 a.m., officers and detectives from the Manitowoc Police Department responded to a local hospital for a report of a 3-year-old child from Manitowoc being treated for severe external and internal injuries. The child was later transported to a medical facility outside of Manitowoc County for further treatment. The child died later that evening.
The Manitowoc Police Department has been actively investigating the events that led to the death of the child. Through the course of the investigation, it was learned two individuals care for the 3-year-old child, while the child’s parent was working. During that time, the investigation revealed the two individuals were ingesting illegal drugs. Those two individuals also have a 5-year-old that was at the residence during this time as well.
One of the caregivers, a 46-year-old Manitowoc man, is currently in the Manitowoc County Jail on a warrant. The other caregiver is a 38-year-old Manitowoc woman, who was taken to the Manitowoc County Jail.
Charges are being referred to the District Attorney’s Office against the man and woman for felony neglecting a child and drug related charges.
The investigation into the death of the 3-year-old child is continuing. An autopsy has been conducted and the results are pending.
Those with information related to this case are asked to contact the Manitowoc Police Department at 920-686-6551 or Det. Sgt. Stone at 920-686-6557. People with Manitowoc Police Department information who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 920-683-4466 and may be eligible for a cash reward.