Yoakum police are investigating the death of a child about two years old who was found unattended at her mother’s home on Sunday.
At 3:51 p.m., police were dispatched to the mother’s home, 512 W. Gonzales St. in Yoakum, where they found the child dead, said Police Chief Karl Van Slooten.
“The child was left unattended,” he said.
Van Slooten declined to give additional information about the death, saying he needed to protect his office’s ongoing investigation.
Police arrested Cheyenne King, 24, charging her with child abandonment or endangerment causing death, Van Slooten said.
Arraigned on Sunday, King had been released from the Lavaca County Jail as of Tuesday on a personal recognizance bond, a jail official said.
Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy ordered by Lavaca County Justice of the Peace Hallie Hall to determine how to proceed with their investigation, Van Slooten said.