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Box Elder woman charged in death of 2-year-old girl

Published: Feb. 9, 2021 at 9:05 AM CST
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BOX ELDER, S.D. - A Box Elder woman is charged with manslaughter and child abuse in the death of a 2-year-old girl.

Box Elder police say it was immediately obvious the child did not die naturally because of the amount and severity of bruising on her body.

Police say 22-year-old Precious Delacey Black Elk called 911 Sunday afternoon to report the child was not breathing. Authorities have not described the relationship between Black Elk and the child.

First responders arrived and found the toddler was unresponsive and beyond resuscitation.

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