Police said that a Springfield woman, Missouri, who owned an unlicensed daycare out of her home, was arrested after a boy aged 8 months died.
Deborah Lundstrom (47) was charged Tuesday with involuntary murder, endangering a child's welfare resulting in death, and operating an unlicensed child care facility. According to a news release.
According to police, Lundstrom was looking after nine children under 3 years old at a North Washington home on March 2, when she left for 12 minutes and left them unsupervised.
Police said that Lundstrom placed the infant in a car seat just before she left. Lundstrom returned to find the infant not breathing when she got back and called 911.
Authorities have not yet identified the child. The baby was then taken to the hospital, where he was declared dead. The cause of the death is still being investigated.
Lundstrom is currently being held at the Greene County Jail. It is not known if Lundstrom has an attorney.