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Sheriff: 14-Year-Old Hospitalized in SW Minn. was Mother of Dead Newborn

Updated: 07/28/2014 4:59 PM
Created: 07/28/2014 4:38 PM KSTP.com

Watonwan County authorities have confirmed that a 14-year-old girl was the mother of a newborn found dead at a home in Butterfield.
    
The sheriff's office says the teenager had delivered the baby at the home in southern Minnesota within a few hours of calling 911.
    
Authorities were called at 5:45 p.m. Friday about an unresponsive newborn in Butterfield. The Watonwan County medical examiner pronounced the baby girl dead at the scene.
    
The 14-year-old girl was taken from the same lower-level duplex apartment to a hospital in St. James, then transferred to a hospital in Mankato. Chief Deputy Jeremy Nachreiner has said her condition was not life-threatening.
    
The cause of death of the newborn is still unknown. No arrests have been made.
    
Butterfield is about 45 miles southwest of Mankato.

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