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Two arrested in Manitowoc following toddler’s death

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MANITOWOC — Manitowoc police are recommending child neglect and drug charges against a man and woman arrested following the death of a 3-year-old child.

Police said at a news conference Thursday the two are expected in court Friday for a bail hearing. The child was taken to the hospital July 28 with severe external and internal injuries and died that night.

The suspects have been identified as a 46-year-old man and 38-year-old woman who poice said were caring for the toddler for the summer. They are not related to the parents, he said, but Trilling would not release additional information about the deceased child’s family.

Police say the two were doing illegal drugs while babysitting the child and their own 5-year-old. Police have declined to say how the younger child’s injuries were inflicted. The 5-year-old was turned over to the care of the Manitowoc County Human Services Department.

The male caregiver is in Manitowoc County Jail on a warrant, while the female was also taken to the jail. The two are not married.

The suspects names have not been publicly released. Their names will be available Friday.

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