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St. Cloud mother arrested after 3-month-old baby found dead

Officers discovered the baby during a welfare check Sunday.

A St. Cloud mother has been arrested after her baby was found dead during a welfare check.

According to the St. Cloud Police Department, officers reported to the 2900 block of Maine Prairie Road at around 6:30 a.m. Sunday to perform a welfare check.

Once at the scene, officers located a dead 3-month-old child. After an investigation at the scene, the child’s mother, 26, was arrested "for causing the child’s death," the department announced in a press release. 

The woman was transported to the Stearns County Jail and is being held on charges related to second-degree murder. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

Bring Me The News does not typically identity suspects until formal charges are filed. 

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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