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Moorhead dad who left baby in van charged with manslaughter

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The Clay County attorney's office has filed a manslaughter charge against a Moorhead man whose 5-month-old daughter died in her car seat after being closed in the family van for four hours.

As the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reports, county officials learned that Andrew Sandstrom, 24, was caring for his six children all of them seven years old or younger. Police said last week they believe the death of Christiana Sandstrom was an accident.

But the Forum reports social workers have asked that the other children be put in foster care, citing filthy living conditions in concluding that the kids are without proper parental care.

A warrant for Andrew Sandstrom's arrest was issued but he was reportedly out of town attending his daughter's funeral Tuesday. A police lieutenant tells the Star Tribune Sandstrom is not considered a flight risk and authorities expect he will turn himself in.

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