The Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office long with Butterfield First Responders and Mountain Lake Ambulance responded to a call Friday, about an unresponsive newborn in Butterfield. The newborn was pronounced dead at the scene by the Watonwan County Medical Examiner, and later taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
A 14-year-old female was also taken from the same residence to the Saint James Mayo Hospital and later transferred to Mankato Mayo Hospital. The Watonwan County Sherriff’s Office confirmed that the 14 year old female was the mother of the newborn child.
She had delivered the newborn at the residence from which they were both taken a few hours before calling 911.
Authorities are still waiting on reports from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner on the cause of the newborn’s death. No arrests have been made and the case remains under investigation.