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Police Seek Woman Whose Infant Son Died in a Shelter

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    Police Seek Woman Whose Infant Son Died in a Shelter

    Authorities in Massachusetts are looking for a woman charged in the death of her baby boy nearly two years ago while they were living in a homeless shelter.

    The Essex district attorney's office says Laci Kirk, also known as Laci Brand, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday for wanton or reckless endangerment of a child. Her 4-month-old son, Charles Brand III, died Sept. 26, 2015 at a Lynn shelter.

    Prosecutors say Kirk spent that day drinking with a friend while the infant was left largely unattended in a crib filled with blankets, a bathrobe and a stuffed animal. The child was unresponsive when Kirk checked on him that evening and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

    An autopsy determined the child died of natural causes.

    Kirk's whereabouts are currently unknown.

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